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PowerBook - is my hard drive toast? can anything be done?


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hey all

i was hoping for a response on this.

ive had my powerbook for some time now. i ran into some trouble with the hard drive acting weird. slow response, beach ball came up a lot etc...

i decided to do a quick format and reinstall. i made it past the formatting on the quickest setting. when i got to installing leopard it would get to a point and then kernal panic asking me to shut down my computer.

i then tried formatting again but this time chose to zero out all data as i was told that can get rid of problematic sectors. this time it didnt make it past the formatting. it again gave me a kernal panic and asked me to shut down my computer.

is there anything else i can try or is this hard drive most likely at the point of no return?

any help would be appreciated.


thanks a lot.


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for the cost of a new drive - I think you should cut your losses
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Best HDD tool is DiskWarrior however as louishen says, cut your losses. DiskWarrior is $99.00 and that will nearly meet the cost of a new drive!
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