06-28-2012 12:28 AM - edited 06-28-2012 12:30 AM
We are wanting to do the secure erase in all of our Hard drives but it giving the error message "Hard drive is in frozen status"
is there any a way to unfreeze the Hard drive??/
07-02-2012 04:23 PM
here is the details of one of our machine as follows:
Intel core 2 duo 2.33Ghz
80GB hard drive
MS Vista Os
What I am trying to achive is to wipe the hard drive using secure erase 4.0 based on the ATA specification by the T13 technical committee.
But unfortunately when running this tools it gives an error message hard drive is in frozen status by the bios
If I can have a way just to unfreeze the hard drive thru bios.
I tried to unplug the hard drive and replug it again while the pc is booting -this method was successful
but it will be very risky and if you had atleast 50-100/ more pc to wipe it seem this option is not advisabe
already check the bios setting to check if I can unfreeze it but no success.
Is the another way or tools to unfreeze this hard drive thru bios- that will be great --Thanks
Please find attached photo.
07-16-2012 09:44 AM
From what I've read/found on this issue, there are two solutions:
1. If this is a desktop PC, do a Sleep/Wake cycle (harder on a server, where this isn't normally set up).
2. Set the BIOS to have the disk controller in AHCI mode and hot-plug the drive(s) (Obviously easier if the
drive(s) are in a hot-plug tray.)
I recently had to security erase a bunch of drives and the "frozen" issue was a real pain.