Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:18 PM
I had to wipe a drive with DBAN, because it's leaving the facility to go to one of our employees.
On reboot, after DBAN completed, I get a black screen. No beep code, no nothing. Lights on the front of the case for CD-ROM, hdd and power all read as green, as if the machine were functioning normally.
I remove the hard drive I just wiped and power it on with a live distro (ubuntu 10.04) in the drive. Boots right up. No errors from keyboard, mouse or video.
This has got me stumped. Did DBAN just brick my hard drive (I've used DBAN dozens of times here at work without incident - it would seem unlikely)? Or is there something more I need to consider to bring this thing back to life?