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Need help bringing hd back to life

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Last response: in Storage
April 20, 2010 7:42:16 AM

I used active@ kill disk software on my computer and killed one of my hard drives. Is there a way to restore the hd? btw it now shows up on "my computer" as removable disk F if that helps

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a b G Storage
April 20, 2010 1:07:30 PM

"Active@ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser is powerful and compact software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility."

you want to recover files or just re-use the drive? If the latter, you should be able to partition & format. From the FAQ:

Will I be able to use my HDD after Active@ KillDisk erase operation?

To be able to use HDD again you need to:

* repartition HDD using standard utility like FDISK
* reformat hard drive using standard utility like FORMAT
* reinstall Operating System using bootable CD-ROM or floppy
April 21, 2010 4:48:18 AM

Best answer selected by smcmurtrie16.
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April 21, 2010 4:48:42 AM

yes I just wanted to re-use the drive. And thank you very much for the answer to my question. I was really worried that the drive was just gone forever
a b G Storage
April 21, 2010 11:51:32 AM

No problem. It's a good thing to read before you use something like that next time though. LOL.