Hard disk damage - what is this?

By ungua
Dec 20, 2009
  1. i am running dban at some family intensely asking to "fix computers". one of those computers was all dysfunctional and we use dban to wipe out its two virus-ladden harddiscs. there is an error message on one of them, with supposedly broken sectors. how do i find out what is wrong, can you recommend any software?

    error message is something like "scsi device sda: 625142448 512-byte hdwr sectors (320073 mb), sda: write protect is off on port 0xec07 ... doesn't support dpo or fuabnormal status 0xd0 on port ec07

    we had to start dban in "noverify"-mode. windows did not start from that harddisc.

    thank you so much & best regards
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Have you tried using the hard drive's manufacturer's testing software?
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