Used Disk sanitizer now cannot load Windows

December 20, 2009 at 13:33:16
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I did a disk sanitizer today and when i load operating system it says disk error setup failed,i tried system recovery but still it fails,any help you can give me?

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December 20, 2009 at 13:54:24
"Disk sanitizers" completely wipe the hard drive. If you have an OEM system that had a hidden recovery partition, it's very possible that you wiped that out as well. And you didn't mention which type HDD you have or which OS you're trying to install but if you have an SATA HDD & you're trying to load XP, you'll need to install the SATA drivers at the beginning of the process.

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December 20, 2009 at 13:59:36
Oh man....those sanitizers are crap....they can make the system COMPLETELY UNUSABLE...

Google is your friend

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December 20, 2009 at 14:43:13
"those sanitizers are crap"

No, they're not, but you have to realize what they're used for:

"removes all traces of information from a hard disk or from selected partitions, without damaging the disk. Every sector and every bit of information is overwritten and destroyed beyond recovery."

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December 20, 2009 at 14:51:25
Key words being "selected partitions". If you wiped everything, you're certainly sitting at day1 with that drive.

How about some real information like system specifications, OS you want to load, etc?


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December 20, 2009 at 17:17:25
Most of them do the entire disk.

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