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7 Hard Drives And 3 Motherboards Ruined.I dont kno


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nickle211

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I have 7 harddrives.They all stopped letting me install windows 98 or xp on them.I tried in 3 computers all with different motherboards.If I do install windows successfully it crashes immediately and I cant even run a program.Is this a virus.Can the virus be in my motherboards too?.Please help with some suggestions.I hate to throw the harddrives and motherboards away.Is there a way to check them for viruses or check the motherboards.
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Did you format the drives first? Was it a high level format? You might try doing a low level format. (write zero's to the hard drive to completely erase all data)

Under some circumstances a high-level format won't fix problems with the hard disk and a zero-fill utility may be necessary to run a low level format.
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KatKat is absolutely right. When you can't do anything with a hard drive do a low level format. I've "rescued" quite a few "bad" hard drives that way.
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