View Full Version : Unerasable...?

06-01-2005, 05:32 PM
I have a crashed Tiger disk
that Disk Utility will not erase.
Can I use Norton WipeInfo instead...?

06-01-2005, 05:40 PM
If Disk Utility can't erase it, you may be looking at the cause of your crash. :(

When you try to erase it, are you highlighting the device name (like "Maxtor 40.2GB GJ435XC") or the volume name (like "Macintosh HD")? Definitely try erasing the entire device. If that fails, a hardware problem is likely.

06-01-2005, 05:43 PM
I am highlighting the device.
And right now Norton WipeInfo appears
to be wiping the info. Will that work...?

06-01-2005, 05:47 PM
Well, I guess we can't really do anything but trust the program's output.

What error messages were you getting from Disk Utility?

06-01-2005, 08:39 PM
Oops, I don't recall,
something about a bad filename.
But WipeInfo worked, and the disk mounted,
and am installing Tiger now.