Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

scrubbed my hard drive too well?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 libbygirl

libbygirl

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:38 PM

Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:25 PM

i have a dell with xp & i got a bad virus & decided to use a scrubber program that is suppose to scrub to military defined security....well, it scrubbed EVERYTHING!
now the thing won't even keep the monitor awake or open a cd...there seems to be no info on the hard drive whatsoever
how screwed am i ?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Andrew

Andrew

    Bleepin' Night Watchman


  • Moderator
  • 8,259 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Local time:03:38 PM

Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

It's not entirely clear from your post just what was scrubbed from the drive. Can you still start Windows? If you did a full disk scrub then you are very screwed insofar as ever seeing your files again; every bit of data on the hard drive would be irretrievably lost.

Can you give more details as to what program you used to scrub the drive, and with what settings it was run?

Edited by Andrew, 16 February 2011 - 07:36 PM.


#3 Eyesee

Eyesee

    Bleepin Teck Shop


  • BC Advisor
  • 3,541 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:05:38 PM

Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Hi & welcome to the forum.

A scrubber program does exactly what it indicates. It scrubs the drive of all data and renders it irretrievable as Andrew indicates.

Please post the model number of your system.
Also, please let us know if you have your restoration cd's.
They may or may not have come with the system but they typically do with most Dells.

Im afraid your only recourse in this situation is to reload from scratch.

Edited by Eyesee, 17 February 2011 - 02:35 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.

#4 libbygirl

libbygirl
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:38 PM

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

my dell is a 2400 dimension intel pentium 4 processor 2.53 ghz level 2 cache 512 kb intergrated bios version ao3...this is everything on the tag, i didn't know what was important so ...
i used a system mechanic 4 scrubber
i have a bunch a cd's that i used when it crashed once before but that was with the help of dell tech's & now i am out of warranty...so..
and no, nothing will load, nothing comes on...the monitor turns on then immediately goes into sleep mode

#5 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,763 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:04:38 PM

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

Do you get to the post screen? (should say dell) and those discs, if theyre the recovery discs, will work under warranty or not.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#6 Eyesee

Eyesee

    Bleepin Teck Shop


  • BC Advisor
  • 3,541 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:05:38 PM

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

Whats the status of the power light on the front of the system (not the monitor)?

I cant imagine a scrubber program knocking a system out. It should just wipe out the hard drive.
Try unplugging it & let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Are any of your cd's labeled Dell restoration cd's?
One should be labeled operating system and another drivers and applications or something like that.
In the beginning there was the command line.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users