Is My Hard Drive Empty When It Can't Boot After Formatting

I downloaded Dban to clean an old Hitachi DeskStar 400GB hard disk that I discovered to build a new PC. I tried several times with Dban, and my hard disk won't start right now. Does that imply it is currently emptied?

Best Answered by

Dany· Answered on Jan 31, 2023

Actually, when you are building a new PC, you don't have to format an old hard drive in advance because when you are installing Windows 10 on a new PC, the system will ask you to format the hard drive. You have tried several times to wipe the old hard drive with Dban, and it cannot boot now. It seems like your hard drive has some issues, and you need to fix these issues to use it.

Checking the system's boot order is the first available option. Restart your computer, then access the BIOS. These keys might be used if you don't know how to access BIOS: Esc, Del, F10, F2, F8, or F12. It either comes on the screen first or does so before the Windows logo. After entering the BIOS, choose the boot tab, modify the options, and set the hard drive to the first position. After saving the settings, restart your computer. Then your computer can boot from your hard drive.

After your hard drive can boot normally, you should use the CHKDSK command to check if your hard drive has any problems. Then you can install the Windows system on your hard drive for your new PC. If you want to recover some lost files, you can download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve lost or deleted pictures, documents, emails, and videos from your old hard drive. This software can help you recover data from various devices. Hard drives, SD cards, memory cards, external hard drives, and USB flash drives are all available.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

People Also Ask

How to Recover Folder Structure of Formatted HDD

Are you looking for a workable plan to recover the folder structure of your formatted HDD? It is hard to do that, but EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can be a good choice for Windows users to recover lost data! Keep reading to fix your problem with this functional tool.

Dany

Dec 19, 2022

Clean the Whole Hard Disk Accidentally While Installing Windows

It is possible to lose important data while installing Windows, and if you want to recover the lost data, you should try to use a data recovery program. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a good solution for Windows users.

Dany

Dec 27, 2022

How to Access HDD Data Without Formatting

Whether you format the HDD or not, you can recover the data with data recovery software. So don't worry too much, and you can keep reading to find a suitable way to access the data on your HDD.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022

How to Recover Files from Deep Formatted HDDs

If you accidentally formatted your hard drive and lost important data, there is a method to restore the contents. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free will convert files from formatted devices for free on both Windows and Mac systems.

Dany

Dec 29, 2022

Hard Drive Data Recovery: Recover from HDD Missing Its Name

Don't worry if you've lost files on your hard disk due to faulty operation, logical error, or physical damage. This page discusses the top hard drive recovery solutions for recovering files from a hard drive using hard drive recovery software or hard drive recovery services.

Dany

Dec 29, 2022

How Do I Recover Erased External Hard Drive Data

Data loss is unavoidable while using the external hard drive on the computer or laptop, and you can recover data from a formatted external hard drive with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Dany

Dec 28, 2022