Originally Posted by CoolIce348
Is there a way I can erase my HD with my data on it so i can put it in a friends PC without damaging the file system? I used drive scrubber to a HD and i tried to install the OS on it and I think I messed up the file system and it wont install anymore.
I know that this is a little too late, but what where you orginally trying to achieve by doing this? I just want to work out where things went wrong in the first place.
Right now, it sounds like your best bet is to drive to put this hard drive into a working computer, see if the data (docs, pics, mp3, movies) are still there. The copy all that stuff accross.
After doing that, go into control panels -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management and blow way that drives are partition. Then re-install windows from scratch on your freind's computer.
If you don't want your freind unerasing your data, then I recommend the following a level 3 low level format with CyberScrub
If you really don't trust him, then go a level 7 low level format with CyberScrub. Mind you, it will take a week to complete the job.