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KillDisk problems

I have a 100gb asus g1s b2a, and I am trying to go back to XP from Vista Home Edition (I think it home edition). I entered BIOS, and told it to boot up from the CD that had KillScreen on it, but I have been running it for more than 8 hours and all it says is 'active @killdisk' and some other stuff about copyright. Did it do something wrong? Should I reboot from here? Please help me!

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I would.

In reply to: KillDisk problems

In fact the information I need to kill to get a clean drive is all of a few hundred sectors on the hard disk. If those got wiped then you're done. Move on to booting the XP CD.

HOWEVER I'm seeing a lot of 40, 60, 80, 100, 120GB drive failures for a very simple reason. These size drives are getting old. I wouldn't be surprised...
Bob

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well...

In reply to: I would.

Im not entirely sure what your saying. Shut down, and install XP? I havn't gotten ANY output from KillDisk. Just what it started with. I am using version 1.4 of KillDisk, if that helps. If I restart and its not done, what is the worst case scenario of what could happen? Would my computer never be able to run an OS again?

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Not quite sure either...

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but sounds like you are being asked to start over by installing the operating system from the XP-CD.

Could be your hard drive is getting old and is failing.

That is the way I read the comment. If that is not the intent then Bob can clear that up for you.

Glenn

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Im scared...

In reply to: Not quite sure either...

Im going to install XP. Wish me luck...

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ZOMG ROFL LOL

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I just found out the KillDisk wasn't actually running this whole time!!!! ROFL! It crashed when I clicked go. Its running right now. Ill report back soon. ROFL, what a relief!

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Great! Congratulations...

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As they say it's "always the darkest just before dawn"! Dawn is now here... hope it works for you. Let us know the outcome. Grin

Glenn

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Oh, ****.

In reply to: Great! Congratulations...

Ok, heres the newest problem in this dark installment: The OS won't load. I stick in the XP disk, and it tells me something to the effect of 'No Hard Drive found'. Do I need to repartition my C: drive, and if so, how? Do I need to get a new Hard Drive?

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Is that a SATA hard disk?

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If so, see if there is any bios setting to emulate IDE or change the SATA mode so you can avoid finding the floppy drive, and making the usual diskette of drivers...

Say, why not supply a link to your laptop maker's website so we can see what it's made of?
Bob

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link

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"Hard Drive SATA 80/120/160/200 GB"

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*Sigh*... Thanks for all your help...

In reply to: "Hard Drive SATA 80/120/160/200 GB"

Thanks a lot for all of your help, people. You made this whole thing much easier.

P.s.
Do you know a hardrive compatable with my computer that would run XP?

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Sorry no.

In reply to: *Sigh*... Thanks for all your help...

The issue is NOT the hard disk but the machine. I could take this hard disk and run XP on some other laptop. Look at that site again. Notice there are NO XP drivers.

If the SATA drive stumped you, can you imagine trying to find drivers for video, audio and all the rest of the machine.

-> Can you get you money back?
Bob

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:(

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Damn, damn, damn. I hate vista. Thanks for all your help guys, I really apreciate it.

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