Wipe harddrive problem Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: November 8, 2012 1:05 AM in Storage Share jackiedan November 5, 2012 12:45:11 PM I have a problem when I wipe my harddrive. I have been using different tools to do this. My main tool is HirensBoot 15.2: Partition Wizard. When I select the option to Wipe my drive the process runs smoothly until it reaches about 10-12 % after that my laptop shuts down completely. Same thing happens with other Wiping tools. I tried different Wiping options, everything from 4-5 passes but the computer dies anyway. My laptop is a Packard Bell TM85_JO-855NC. The harddrive is a 500gb SATA. Does anyone have any clue why this happens? Thanks More about : wipe harddrive problem jackiedan November 5, 2012 1:10:35 PM The harddrive is a WD5000BEVT 8MB 500GB tripledouce November 5, 2012 1:43:55 PM your hdd might have bad sectors causing errors. use your hirens tools to do a diagnostic on your hdd. Related resources Want to wipe windows off old harddrive and use as new storage - Forum How to wipe a locked harddrive - Forum How do you wipe the computer clean?? - Forum How do you completely wipe a HD - Forum How do i reformat a wiped harddrive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jackiedan November 5, 2012 2:48:54 PM I tried it, but didn't work. The software couldn't detect the harddrive. I'm starting to guess that the hdd has died completely. Although this is weird because it was running just fine. tripledouce November 5, 2012 3:07:21 PM Sudden Failure is not all that uncommon. that is why it is very important to back up. better me a b G Storage November 8, 2012 1:05:50 AM your hdd might have bad sectors causing errors. You can try Miniaide Magic Partition to wipe you disk. I think it can solve you problem. http://www.magic-partition.com/products Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhow to wipe harddrive clear? ForumDoes installing a new OS wipe my HD? ForumNeed to wipe HDD fully and keep hdd back to full 500gb and restall Win ForumHow to Wipe Harddrive ForumHow do i wipe harddrive on locked computer Forumwipe hd clean ForumUsed Harddrive New Build ForumHow to wipe harddrive toshiba laptop ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumIomega 1TB Media Harddrive not found ForumPortable Hard Drive Problem ForumViewSonic problem ForumTwo hardrive problem? ForumSamsung 830 SSD Install Problem ForumProblem in universal serial bus controllers More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !