How do I know for sure whether my hard drive is broken?

Alex November 8, 2010

Windows Vista won’t boot. I can run Maverick Meercat off a CD.

Tried Darik’s Boot and Nuke to:
– find the hard drive,
– then wipe it

DBAN sits on a blue screen saying:
– PCI (sysfs)

Stupid question, but is all this enough evidence to suggest the hard drive is buggered?

  1. KamilKozyra
    March 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I know a Hiren Boot CD has different manufacturer's programs for wiping hard drives.

  2. Anonymous
    November 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    hdd regenerator

  3. Abidmstf
    November 9, 2010 at 5:16 am

    1 - Hard Drive can not detect By bios.
    2 - Hard Drive Have sound out like "tok - tok".

  4. Oron Joffe
    November 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Depends on the make. Seagate insist on you trying the drive with their diagnostic utility. Have a look at your hard drive's web site and see what their warranty policy says.