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After using wipedrive my copmuter is dead

December 1, 2010 at 18:39:06
Specs: Windows XP
I wanted to clean my hard drive and start afresh, I found a software program called Wipe-Drive, It's said it would make my hard drive preform like new again. Just reinstall windows, and it will be like having a new computer. After running the software as instructed, I put in my "Windows X P Home Edition (Service Pack 2 ) re-installation disk. then "Warning a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"
Tech. Information >>>> STOP: 0X0000007B etc.
I wouldn't have a clue what that means, the software site's support said, "Contact Microsoft"
Before I do I just wondered if someone here may have had the same problem with this software, if so how did you solve it? Thanks Jim.

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December 1, 2010 at 18:47:35
You didn't need to use any third party software to wipe the drive. Your XP Install disk has all the tools needed to delete any previous partition, create a new partition , format it and install the fresh operating system.

The only caveat on that is if your drive is SATA.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 1, 2010 at 19:44:15
Doesn't sound like you actually wiped the drive.

Did you set the boot order to CD drive before the hard drive?

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December 1, 2010 at 19:55:53
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus."


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December 1, 2010 at 22:28:24
Hi.please referr to this link to see whether you can help you out of the trouble:
good luck!

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December 1, 2010 at 23:44:06
Thank you all for your help, before I explore them, I can get into the "Dell System DV051" and checked the Boot Sequence which is set at:
1) HDS728080PLA380
2) On-board or USB CD-ROM Drive
3) On-board Network Controller
On-board SATA Hard Drive>>> >>Not Present
On-board IDE Hard Drive>>>>>>> Not Present
On-board or USB Floppy Drive>>> Not Present
As you may have gathered I'm not very computer savvy, I would assume that it looks for number one first and so on.
Do you think I should change something here? As that seem to be the only thing I can do.
Thanks Jim.

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December 2, 2010 at 03:51:04
In my view, i think your boot order is ok, it's unnessary to do any change.Please try the links in the previous reply to see whether they could work.

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