DBAN messed up HDD?


#1

Am having a very interesting start to moving from a history of having had laptops to desktops. 

Having used DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) on Toshiba laptops, I gave this a go and zeroed my HDD yesterday (WD-SATA-500GB). Unfortunately this process may have been prematurely switched off, so ran it again today.

Am getting the msg at boot up “Verifying DMI Pool Data” “Boot from CD/DVD: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Enter”.

Something’s really messed up here either with the HDD or some BIOS setting. I am getting some error msg’s on trying to install W7 (0x80070570, 0x00000050, 0xC000005, 0x00000019 - Bad Pool Header).

I wonder if there is a problem with the HDD now?


#2

Not sure what the problem was due to. Used Parted Magic’s Erase Disk, with the Internal option. A 500GB SATA drive takes around 2 hours and you must wait for a message of completion at the end.

For installing the operating system changed the boot order to CD-ROM then HDD.

Whilst I still get this msg; “Verifying DMI Pool Data”, it does not seem to be interrupting the boot process.


#3

you should of replaced the master boot record after using DBAN linux’s disk utility can do it