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Windows 7: Laptop BSOD's Regularly

21 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

The drive I was testing was an old IDE 3.5". I can't imagine the magnet was not strong enough. It was a little bigger than a quarter, and a lot thicker. The strongest one on my fridge.

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23 Jul 2010   #12

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64

It's probably because number one its an old IDE and number two it's a 3.5" desktop HDD which tend to have more protection, if you're trying to erase it then either use something like DBAN or open it up and try waving the magnet over the actual HDD palette/disk. This is why you are only really told to protect laptops and not take them through metal detectors.

Either that or my HDD was just really crap.
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23 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

No, I believe you that the magnet was the cause. I just found it interesting.

If you really want to erase your hard drive, the best way is to use a cleaning utility such as Killdisk.
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