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need help.....error while trying to use DBAN to "wipe"......

by myloveisasailor / March 20, 2013 5:22 AM PDT

hard drive.

Hi all. I am new here and am by no means a computer professional. I am fairly good at being able to read things on the internet and steps to take to fix something that is fixable on a computer, however. My issue is this....i am trying to wipe a couple of computer hard drives and i am on the first computer ....all was going great and it was at pass 11 of 35 in the process and i checked it this morning and there is a black screen over the blue pass screen and it has this message:

irq 16: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted #1

Call Trace:
<IRQ> [<ffffffff81083207>] __report_bad_irq+0x38/0x7c
[<ffffffff81083453>] note_interrupt+0x208/0x26d
[<ffffffff81083b80>] handle_fasteoi_irq+0xbb/0xeb
[<ffffffff8101309e>] do_IRQ+0xf7/0x169
[<ffffffff81010933>] ret_from_intr+0x0/0x2e
<EOI> [<ffffffff811bcac6>] ? acpi_idle_enter_simple+0x175/0x1b4
[<ffffffff811bcabe>] ? acpi_idle_enter_simple+0x16d/0x1b4
[<ffffffff81285f8b>] ? cpuidle_idle_call+0x95/0xc9
[<ffffffff8100f279>] ? cpu_idle+0xb2/0x10b
[<ffffffff8132cd35>] ? start_secondary+0x16e/0x173

[<ffffffffa03ae465>] (i915_driver_irq_handler+0x0/0x207 [i915])
Disabling IRQ #16

I have no idea what any of this means or what i should do to try and fi the issue to be able to get the wiping to work like i need to. Can anyone help?? In as simple of terms as possible please. The computer is an asus running windows 7 if that matters at all.

Thanks so much!

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 5:24 AM PDT

The computer WAS an asus running windows 7. It's now a computer with totally empty disk. If you don't believe that, boot from a Linux disk (CD, DVD) and have a loop at the wiped disk.


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(NT) Sorry, typo: loop should be look.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: DBAN
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thank you...
by myloveisasailor / March 21, 2013 5:46 AM PDT

Thank you very much . I believe you. So, if my intent is to sell the computer, someone with knowledge will be able to reload windows to it? Also, I have tried using the same disc (the one with the DBAN program on it) on the other computer that i am attempting to wipe as well, and I do have the boot processes in the correct order, however, it does not start running the DBAN but goes to a plain black screen and just loads windows like normal after that. Is it possible that the DBAN boot disc is only good one time? Other reasons why it may not be working on other computer? Thanks again! Happy

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I believe you achieved your goal
by itsdigger / March 20, 2013 7:18 AM PDT

and the disk is wiped "Nobody Care" nuff said

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by Bob__B / March 20, 2013 7:39 AM PDT

Unless your concerned that some three letter government agency will get their mitts on your Hd.

Run the Quick.......1 pass or DoD short.......3 passes.

No need to run that 35 pass thing.

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