My buddy has trashed yet ANOTHER HDD. He likes to get mad and kick his PC and I'm the one who has to fix it and then I have to listen when he complains about the programs I advise him to run.
But anyway.. He says it was a virus, but a virus couldn't have caused this..
SpinRite didn't work and it says there are troublesome sectors on the disc that it could not read or repair. I know this is supposed to be a good program, but it has never worked for me on about a dozen tries on a dozen HDD's. I tried wiping and reinstalling Vista and it hiccuped half way through. It said it could not complete the install.
I want to try to wipe the drive and try again.. it's a WDC 500g Green.. The drive isn't even a year old. What are some good wiper programs?