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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 that I have been trying to reload the OS onto, but have unsuccessful. When I wiped the original drive that was in the computer with Darik's Boot and Nuke, it reported over 200 errors during the process, so I assumed that the drive was bad. I switched it out with another hard drive, and attempted to wipe it. Again, I got many errors during the wiping process. A third, and a fourth drive reported errors as well. Note that these drives were all different ages, capacities, and made by different manufacturers.
Since all 4 drives reported errors, I came to the conclusion that there is probably something wrong with the computer, not the drives. I took one of the drives (all of the drives are SATA, fyi) and put it into a Dell Optiplex GX620. I booted from the Darik's Boot and Nuke CD, and attempted to wipe the drive, and it wiped successfully with zero errors.
So now I come here with the question, does anyone know what the problem could be with the Dimension computer? I highly doubt it's the drives since one wiped successfully on a different machine, so I think it has to be something with the computer. Thanks in advance,
You've been helped by a 16 year old.