|Well, like I said, I had tried installing Windows 3 or 4 times before I plugged it in as a slave on another PC to see what was going on with it. So as far as being "blank"... it wasn't... it had a non-working OS on it.|
Seagate brand... IDE interface.
Sorry, didn't think that made a difference as to whether or not I could format these bad sectors out.
As for the "whatever"... I just meant I don't remember the verbage when the disk check was finished, other than bad sectors. I'm asking this a month after testing it.
"What you need to do is disconnect the working HDD & install the "bad" HDD as the master. Get a copy of the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic software, boot off it & run the tests. If it comes up clean, use the software to partition & format the HDD, then go ahead & use it."
Thank you for that advice. I will definitely try that.
I will have to find the tool online since the HDDs came in bubble wrap from Newegg, with no floppy software.