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Windows 7: KillDisk + windows 7

14 Jan 2012   #11
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

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Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
short dst failed, i tested it on my manufacturer's tools, mind telling me why you wouldn't do killdisk?


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14 Jan 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

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because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
No, the correct thing is to try to repair it first. troubleshooting steps

Then if necessary reinstall by booting the Win7 DVD, choosing Custom install, deleting any partitions not needed to create new, format and Install. Or just format the C partition. Clean Install Windows 7

Wiping the HD is overkill, meant only to overwrite data securely so it can't be resurrected.
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14 Jan 2012   #13
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

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because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
No, the correct thing is to try to repair it first. troubleshooting steps

Then if necessary reinstall by booting the Win7 DVD, choosing Custom install, deleting any partitions not needed to create new, format and Install. Or just format the C partition. Clean Install Windows 7

Wiping the HD is overkill, meant only to overwrite data securely so it can't be resurrected.
Well, the thing is, i no longer have the installation cd.. i burned my own cd but have my own product key..? so ur saying if i killdisk my hard drive, it would no longer work? im so confused
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14 Jan 2012   #14
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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short dst failed, i tested it on my manufacturer's tools,
Did you do the the long test?

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mind telling me why you wouldn't do killdisk?
I use diskpart, clean all.

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Well, the thing is, i no longer have the installation cd.. i burned my own cd but have my own product key..? so ur saying if i killdisk my hard drive, it would no longer work? im so confused
How would you reinstall with no DVD?
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14 Jan 2012   #15
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

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short dst failed, i tested it on my manufacturer's tools,
Did you do the the long test?

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mind telling me why you wouldn't do killdisk?
I use diskpart, clean all.
It stopped after short DSt failed.. and whats difference between diskpart and clean all?
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14 Jan 2012   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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14 Jan 2012   #17
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

i don't see any long tests options.. mind telling me the difference between using killdisk to delete my hard drive, and clean all?? Also, is it nesscary to clean my hard drive before installing or what? im confused..
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14 Jan 2012   #18
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
No, the correct thing is to try to repair it first. troubleshooting steps

Then if necessary reinstall by booting the Win7 DVD, choosing Custom install, deleting any partitions not needed to create new, format and Install. Or just format the C partition. Clean Install Windows 7

Wiping the HD is overkill, meant only to overwrite data securely so it can't be resurrected.
Well, the thing is, i no longer have the installation cd.. i burned my own cd but have my own product key..? so ur saying if i killdisk my hard drive, it would no longer work? im so confused
You are killing me

You say you want to run killdisk. Experts on this site tell you there is no need to run killdisk. We explain the purpose is to overwrite existing data, which is a security measure usually used to wipe drives in preparation of surplussing or discarding drives. Again, if you want to run it, knock yourself out.

You say you want to delete everything on your hard drive. Fine. You then say you don't have the media. You are going to need an iso image in order to reinstall Windows.

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14 Jan 2012   #19
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

I do have a cd to reinstall windows, but somebody told me i'd need to use killdisk before installing, so thats what led me to ask the first question, now im all confused.. So i won't need to killdisk before reinstalling windows?
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14 Jan 2012   #20
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Correct. Simply follow this tutorial from Microsoft:

Installing and reinstalling Windows 7
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