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?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 20, 2024

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.

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