I was formatting a WD Caviar Blue 640GB hard drive using Darik's Boot and Nuke (writing zeros method), and suddenly power in the house went out so computer did shot down. It was on about 30% on pass 1 of 3 passes.
When I booted computer to start the process again, hard drive is not listed anymore. I tried rebuilding and deleting MBR using installation disk, Hirens, even Windows Data Lifeguard Diagnostics say's the MBR table is locked by another program and bunch of other software, but still can't make it work. In Windows disk manager shows disk unknown not initialized I/O error. Tried fixing with DiskPart but no success.
Is there any other way to fix it?
I used the folowing software to test HDD:
- HDDScan v4.0
- HDTune v2.55
- WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics v1.31
- AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.0.1
- EaseUS Partition Master 13.0
- EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
- Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
- Hard Disk Sentinel
- MBRWizard 3.0.73
- DISKPART (Windows)
- bootrec.exe (Console using Windows installation disc)
OS used for testing:
- Linux Mint
- Arch Linux
- Windows 10