I ran into an issue recently while trying to securely wipe a Dell OptiPlex 755 with my favorite data destruction software, Active@ KillDisk. I was using their bootable DOS CD. The first two PCs I was wiping were Dell OptiPlex 745’s and these were wiped without a hitch. Then, when I tried to wipe my Dell OptiPlex 755, I kept getting this error during the initial boot.
getFATblock failed: 0x000000d2
I tried burning new CDs and DVDs. Even tried the bootable USB stick. Nothing worked. Same error every time. I tried it on another OptiPlex 755, and bang, same issue. I then decided to browse around the BIOS, and a thought came to me to try and switch the SATA Operation Mode to “Legacy”. I did this, saved the BIOS, and rebooted.[Read more…] about getFATblock failed: 0x000000d2 when using Active@ KillDisk