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Zeido
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Member Since: ‎10-16-2010
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Disk Sanitizer :'(

Hello There ..

 

I recently ran 'disk sanitizer' on my laptop. Up until running this program, everything worked fine. Now--it appears everything has been wiped. I cannot boot form windows disk .

Though I have purchased a few in the hopes they would work, none have allowed windows XP to run. The error I get is as follows:


windows set up cannot complete. Hard disk error.

Is it possible the hard disk was damaged after sanitizer had been run? Is there a quick fix (sloution) to this problem?

 

because i dont think that you guys put a tool like this just to distroy you customers laptops .. am i right ?

so please help me out with this ..

 

my laptop is HP 530 with this serial number : CND822TPG

 

Thanks !

Zeid

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Mumbodog
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Member Since: ‎01-11-2010
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Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

If you don't know what a software is for why use it?

 

yes you wiped your hard drive of the operating system and all your files.

 

I doubt it damaged the hard drive, see this article on how to test your hard drive.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Lockups-Freezes-Hangs/How-to-test-RAM-and-HDD-Hard-Drive/td-p/301638

 

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tomasHP625
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Member Since: ‎10-24-2011
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Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

I did the same stupid thing. But your HDD is still working.   Just use in another computer ACTIVE BOOT DISK software. Burn it to CD or USB flash and your computer will boot. It will start sth like windows 7 beta but with formating tools. Then you can format your HDD in your computer and last you can install OS.     GOOD LUCK :smileyvery-happy:

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brownman17
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Member Since: ‎01-16-2012
Message 4 of 8 (21,513 Views)

Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

HI i done the same thing, i have went to active boot disk and have tried to download it to my USB how ever I am very confused about how to use the soft ware would you kindly explain how you used the software to solve the problem thank you
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Shangy
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Member Since: ‎05-17-2012
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Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

i tried using ACTIVE BOOT DISK using USB but after my machine boot it needs me to enter Full Shell Command Line.

 

What can i do?

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Shangy
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Member Since: ‎05-17-2012
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Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

Which option is best to use amongst Disk Sanitizer options (1) Fast (2) Optimum (3) Custom
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mickeypdf
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Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

I too did the disk sanitizer as I was about to sell my hp 2120 mini.

 

Everything clean up. IMy computer said non disk error.

 

I tried creating a USB boot up but darn if I could figure out *.iso. Too much work, too complicated, need a second computer, etc.

 

Solution:

 

I had bought a USB 2.0 ide/sata cable kit for transfering some old hardrives onto a new computer 2 years ago ($16.00 CDN).

 

I hooked this up to netbook and an an old cdrom player I had laying around from an old computer;

 

inserted windows 7 dvd rom into player;

 

pressed f9 when starting up netbook;

 

35 minutes later, my netbook was back with my old registered windows 7 os.

 

of course I had to start installing all my old programs.

 

 Now I can sell it with no worries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mlivas
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Message 8 of 8 (4,625 Views)

Re: Disk Sanitizer :'(

Hey I got the same problem as u, I'm asking that you did get a solution to fix your laptop please help
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