Hard drive has been messed up by partitioning
While trying to install Ubuntu I had to do some partition juggling, and in one of the reformats GParted had an error. This error has rendered the hard drive inoperable.
GParted and QtParted both have an error when making a partition table, and my VAIO windows system recovery disk complained that there was no C:\ drive, and when it recreated the RAID, it thought that C: was not even connected properly.
Is there any way to manually reformat a hard drive, BIOS reformat, or was it physically damaged by the softwae error?