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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

several years ago i managed to heal/repait a wd caviar drive
I looked and tried several programs but they all don't work
I THOUGHT as a packrat i had every program saved
but obviously not
anyone have such a low level "formatter"
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sure do... but it's in the BIOS chip of the computer. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

wdegroot wrote:
several years ago i managed to heal/repait a wd caviar drive
I looked and tried several programs but they all don't work
I THOUGHT as a packrat i had every program saved
but obviously not
anyone have such a low level "formatter"


Try these http://bmorell.com/files/hddtools.rar

LF is a low level formatter

HDDregenerator I have not tried.

The best is to use them from Hiren's bootCD7v..6
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

in the past I used the low level format in the award bios that was found
of some older , even pentium, systems,

it seemed to have little or no effect on
ide drives,
I used a wd tool of some kind back in 1989,
and it worked on a cabiar drive.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

wdegroot@ptd.net
see the links but cannoit d/l from his website.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

wdegroot wrote:
wdegroot@ptd.net
see the links but cannoit d/l from his website.


Do u mean from here ?

http://bmorell.com/files/hddtools.rar


Should be no trouble ?!?!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

nm...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a legal spinrite 3 and a couple of generic diskmanagers
hirims? boot disk d/l location would be n
I could "read all about it" on his site but not d/l it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I ran hddregeneratior on a box full of older wd drives
seems , at least with those that could be formatted, that hd regenerator
winds up with the same count of bad areas and amounts as format.
howeverm in some instances, it fixes some bad sectors, and clears the disk or most, if not all errors.

sometimes it reports areas restored but the error caunt is the same
I write down the number of bad sectore before and after and also run chkdsk on the drive to get a summary.

useful? I think so , bot not much different than NDD or spinrite. simpler interface,
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