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Tecra 8100 malfunction, pleas help!

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by kaylis_mom, Apr 29, 2007.

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    kaylis_mom Guest

    Hi, I hope someone can help me. I have a tecra 8100 and last week my
    daughter dropped one of my boots on it(I have heavy boots!) and since
    then when I turn it on it says there was a problem starting windows,
    and won't go any further. So, I bought a new laptop and I sold the
    broken one to an aquaintance. My problem is I need to erase the hard
    rive before I send it to him, and it won't get through erasing. I
    bought a drive scrubber at office max to use. Please let me know what
    I need to do! Thank you
    kaylis_mom, Apr 29, 2007
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    Chris Hill Guest

    Hmmm, windows won't start and the drive won't erase. Sure sounds like
    the drive is the problem. Pull the drive out and run over it with a
    car or something.
    Chris Hill, Apr 30, 2007
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    Phil Sherman Guest

    Pull the drive and measure it without any speical framing to hold it in
    the system. Buy a USB enclosure that it fits into and mount it up on
    your new machine and verify that nothing is readable. You can also try
    reformatting it and running an erase utility against it.

    Phil Sherman
    Phil Sherman, May 1, 2007
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