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SecurErase wont work, cannot erase hardrive, wont recognize any cds.

Gateway thought I had a bad hardrive, so I swapped it for another one. Was ok, until I tried to run restore disc.
Both hardrives now have window that wont recognize cd & let me even access my computer icon.
Message says: Check the contents of your CD-ROM, The Windows CD could not be found. There is no CD or wrong CD in your CD ROM ddrive.
Wont recognize restore disc, Windows, or even the SecurErase I bought to erase hard drive and start over.
Ever heard of anything like this? I'm pretty much knowin its something I did, like slipping in the wrong restore disc and muddying it up, short of running a huge magnet over the hardrives,,,,,,,any known way of erasing or bypassing the Window to recognize the CDs?

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  • Robert Morris
    Robert Morris Dec 07, 2007

    I also forgot to list an important try I did, & that was useing both PCs to test this out, in other words, after I swapped the original hard drives back into both computers, both of them showed the error message, so I beleive I may have corrupted the other (good)hardrive also, by slippipng in the wrong restore system cd.

  • Robert Morris
    Robert Morris Mar 30, 2009

    Was infected with virus, trashed it.

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Try to replace the CD drive

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