Can a HD die after stopping a VPN client installation in the middle?

Hi,

I tried to install a Checkpoint VPN Client on my laptop, and since it looked like the installation was stuck (during the installation initialization) I canceled it and restarted windows (I think I needed to force explorer.exe for windows to close).
It happened to me 3-4 times in the past that the laptop became very slow and I had to restart it.
However, after this specific restart, the HD was ruined; windows couldn't load, and when booting from the DVD drive I couldn't copy any files to an external HD and all recovery tools that I tried got stuck as well.

Could it be that the failed VPN installation (or stopping it in the middle) is the reason for my ruined HD? I heard that stopping a VPN installation in the middle can be harmful.

Thanks!
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  1. No. Drive is bad. You're best bet is to call the maker of the hard drive for support. You have it in reverse - the reason why the installation failed is because the drive is bad.

    danglam said:
    Hi,

    I tried to install a Checkpoint VPN Client on my laptop, and since it looked like the installation was stuck (during the installation initialization) I canceled it and restarted windows (I think I needed to force explorer.exe for windows to close).
    It happened to me 3-4 times in the past that the laptop became very slow and I had to restart it.
    However, after this specific restart, the HD was ruined; windows couldn't load, and when booting from the DVD drive I couldn't copy any files to an external HD and all recovery tools that I tried got stuck as well.

    Could it be that the failed VPN installation (or stopping it in the middle) is the reason for my ruined HD? I heard that stopping a VPN installation in the middle can be harmful.

    Thanks!
  2. xxsk8er101xx said:
    No. Drive is bad. You're best bet is to call the maker of the hard drive for support. You have it in reverse - the reason why the installation failed is because the drive is bad.


    Thanks!
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