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Old 09-17-2006, 03:17 AM   #11
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no that doesn't work either... the broken partition shows up as unknown... i can erase the data using killdisk, but i'm still stuck with a broken partition after...
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:02 PM   #12
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I tried cfdisk (on suse linux 10.1), but that reports the partition to be 'Unusable', and it won't let me format it. Ist there any way i can remove the dead partition?
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:44 PM   #13
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what about downloading the live cd from a friends computer, have him or her make an ISO disk , and try booting from that.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:17 AM   #14
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i've tried suse livecd... which gets to the desktop, but won't let me access or format the dead partition.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:51 AM   #15
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have ya tried downloading the WD diagnostic stuff. Or ya could just write the hole drive with zeros and do some fresh partitions etc
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:39 PM   #16
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ok, i've tried the wd diagnostics... but it only allows to write zeros to the entire hd... not just a partition...

is it possible to just write zeros to one partition?
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