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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fawnchewy, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. fawnchewy

    fawnchewy Thread Starter

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    I have an acer laptop that i am trying to clean the hard drive on but this comes up "device 'I823650' does not have a release function. it is broken and needs to be fixed". is this fixable and if so how do i fix this problem?
     
  2. valis

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    by clean, are you trying to reformat? if so, are you using an install disk or a third party disk wiping software?
     
  3. fawnchewy

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    third party wiping software wipe drive six is what i am using
     
  4. valis

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    are you just trying to totally wipe the drive? That will remove the OS as well.

    May want to look into DBAN.
     
  5. fawnchewy

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    before i can do anything i need to fix device I823650. can it be fixed?
     
  6. valis

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    i think dban will blow that out....
     
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    Why did you start a new duplicate thread 30 minutes ago?

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