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Subject: Re:
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2002-01-05

Rob & Liz Ward wrote:

> Hold on. Can someone explain. I don't believe it is possible to physically
> destroy a HDD via s/w.

Neither did I, until I managed to fry two disks in the Archos by simply
writing the wrong things to the port pins.

> So what is happening to these drives? Are they reformatable on a PC?

I don't know what happened. My disks are not reformattable in a PC. The BIOS
detects the disks, but every sector access gives read/write errors.


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