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I recently inherited a laptop... owner states that it has viruses on it so i decided to use killdisk utility to do a deep format on the hard drive like i've done many times before. however this time kill disk froze and was unable to finish therefore rendering my toshiba hdd unusable is there a way i can unbrick this or is the hdd fried? thanks in advance ocn
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I recently inherited a laptop... owner states that it has viruses on it so i decided to use killdisk utility to do a deep format on the hard drive like i've done many times before. however this time kill disk froze and was unable to finish therefore rendering my toshiba hdd unusable is there a way i can unbrick this or is the hdd fried? thanks in advance ocn
would say it's gone to hard-ware heaven, u might be able to kick start it again but chances are its stuffed sorry
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Try booting to a live CD of Linux and, using gparted, setting a new disklabel.
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will attempt and report back... keep ideas coming ty
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Corsair F series WD Blue  Corsair H100 Windows 7 Pro 
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Samsung Series 5 40" LED Smart TV Corsair AX 1200 Raidmax Vampire 
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Intel Processor X79-DELUXE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Corsair Vengence 2400mhz 16 gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F series WD Blue  Corsair H100 Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung Series 5 40" LED Smart TV Corsair AX 1200 Raidmax Vampire 
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