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    Unhappy How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    Hi -

    The hard drive in my new pc has been killed by a partitioning session that crashed. I now have a screwed up boot sector and partition table. I am unable to install an OS on it - what is the best way to wipe the drive completely so I can start again?

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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    Does the partitioning software you're using include a boot from CD option? If so that may be the best way to wipe everything.

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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    Hi -

    Thanks for the reply - I used Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 which was a download so I don't have a cd!

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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    Use a Linux LiveCD to reset the partition table if windows is goofing up.
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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    I've tried that as well, but live CDs don't appear to like my sata cd drive. Has anyone use Boot & Nuke?

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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    If you have a floppy disk download killdisk and let it trash over the disk, then just re-install.

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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    It's more likely to be an antiquated kernel being run that doesn't have libata support for whatever auxiliary chip is being used for SATA connectivity. Try connecting the SATA optical drive to one of the Intel ports. And also make sure you have a current LiveCD.
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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

    Although worth a giggle TeePee, Ive removed it just in case someone does try it (you'd be surprised mate)
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    Re: How to rebuild a dead hard drive?

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    Although worth a giggle TeePee, Ive removed it just in case someone does try it (you'd be surprised mate)
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