zeroed out my hd using killdisk.. then...

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  1. rnikec

    rnikec JINGMAO

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    reinstalled OS and everything using the cds i bought from gateway.. now my laptop doesnt even work. Mad booty, just sits there and gives me a white screen(vista). i'm reformating AGAIN which takes about 3-4 hours:squint:... fuck gateway..
     
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    why not just use the quick format?
     
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    thats what you get for doing killdisk.


    people are stupid and will use any utility it seems.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Are you saying the Vista install CD can't handle properly formatting a blank disk?
     
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    I'm saying that using the normal OS install process is better.
     
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    So, you're not saying using KillDisk was bad, but that the restore discs are bad? I'm not arguing, I'm just trying to figure out what exactly you think he did wrong.

    Besides not buying a Lenovo, of course.
     
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    Insert Windows CD, boot to it, and do your partition management within the OS install process.


    Don't be a fucktard that uses 3rd party utils to "zero-fill" or otherwise attempt a "low-level" format. By the way, killdisk advertises that it does a LLF, although it does not.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, I think you said before that modern HDDs can't handle doing a low-level format themselves. What's the deal with that again? What's special about a low-level format, and why can't they do it?
     
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    Ah. So even single disks now are self-contained subsystems that manage their own operations, such that direct access to the platters is neither possible nor necessary. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by that, especially in light of the TCQ and NCQ capabilities of newer drives, but I never got a good explanation before.
     
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    in order to actually LLF a recent drive you need to remove the controller board and use a special controller.
     
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    Which, no doubt, is different for every model of drive.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    and even within different serial # ranges.
     
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    Microwave... lol
     

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