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I wiped my HD with a powerful magnet no I am trying a fresh install of windows 7 but get an error that the computers hardware does not support booting to disk
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  1. magnets will not affect data on a hard drive that is a myth.
  2. manderson63 said:
    Hello,
    I wiped my HD with a powerful magnet no I am trying a fresh install of windows 7 but get an error that the computers hardware does not support booting to disk



    Have you pressed F12 or F10 when booting-up to give you your laptop's boot options screen?
  3. You can also go into the boot order in the BIOS and set it to boot to the device that you are trying to boot from (either USB drive or CD, you didn't specify which.

    As for a magnet on the hard drive, yes it is a myth, but it can still cause damage because it can bend the read/write arm out of perportion to the heads and cause permanent damage.
  4. hedwar2011 said:
    You can also go into the boot order in the BIOS and set it to boot to the device that you are trying to boot from (either USB drive or CD, you didn't specify which.

    As for a magnet on the hard drive, yes it is a myth, but it can still cause damage because it can bend the read/write arm out of perportion to the heads and cause permanent damage.



    lol, I watched a MythBusters type of show once on this, and they used a large car-lifting type of magnet on a hard drive and it worked perfectly well. They said that it would eventually cause data damage also.
  5. I saw that episode too. Granted the damage I'm talking about wouldn't be immediate and would take time to happen but I've seen it take place.
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