is it possble to physically damage a harddrive simply by clicking the 'cancel' button while it is defragmenting?
ill go through the whole story.
must have been a couple of years ago now. i started running the defrag on my laptop. and for some reason that i cant remember, i needed to stop it after a few miinute, so i hit the cancel button. ever since then, whenever i tried to go into the 'my pictures' the whole laptop just freezes. i didnt have much in there, so i just avoided that folder and stored my pics elsewhere and everything was fine
but now, after a couple of years, and with my laptop clogged up with all kinds of junk, i decided to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows using the recovery partition on the harddrive, it seems to freeze up whilst wiping the harddrive, im guessing its when its trying to wipe the 'my pictures' folder. ive tried reinstalling windows from the recovery DVDs that i burnt off when i got the laptop as well but the same thing happens. so now im stuck with a laptop that doesnt have windows on#!#
is my hard drive completely ruined?