Hi. Sorry it took so long to reply, but I was unable to boot up anything from my laptop with broken harddrive in.
Now Im home and connected the broken harddrive to my desktop, I can boot up some stuff.
I tried to install Hiren's BootCD, but it fails to boot here for some reason. I tried then Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html
) which has a ton of software. I tried Active@ KillDisk Free Edition which hang up during wiping, and I tried one more with also hang up.
The drive is showing up just fine in BIOS, and when I try to boot it, it asks me if I want Win7 or Linux Mint, which are the 2 OS I had on there, but if I choose Win7, it hangs up for a bit, and then gives error message that drive is unaccessable, which is the same error I get when running some of these formatting software. Then Win7 error also suggests to me to boot up Windows CD and run 'repair' tool, which also hangs up a bit in.
I cant believe that such 'small' error can lock up and practically destroy entire drive. Is there anything else I could try? Any programs on Ultimate Boot CD? I could of course try them all, but since it hangs up each time, it takes some time to get started with next.
I obviously dont care about any files at that drive now, just want to wipe it so it works again.