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WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Q: WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Hi all,

I was wondering if you could provide me with some feedback on a hard drive issue that started when I booted up my pc yesterday. Hard Drive is WD 160GB SATA.

I received this error at boot up:

Read Disk Error CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

I restarted and luckily I was able to get to the desktop (took longer then normal tho).
Checked Event Viewer.. nothing showed. Checked Performance Logs... no errors showed.

Decided to double check all the connections... all plugged in nice and secure. Rebooted. Got the Read Disk Error again. this time it took me 3x to get to desktop. I decided to try another SATA connection on motherboard. REbooted.... got error again.

I ran a chkdsk/r and when system rebooted the Read Disk error showed up again.
After another 3 ctrl+alt+del reboots... I was able to get into Windows. I downloaded the Diagnostic Tools from WD and my drive failed both the Quick and Extended Tests. Not surprising lol

Anyhoo, here is a screenshot of my WD Diagnostic test results. I was wondering if it was a HDD issue or a motherboard issue? Any thoughts? I would rather replace a HDD then a motherboard. This WD 160 SATA drive is less then a month old also. BIOS sees the hard drive.also tried setting BIOS back to default.... sometimes that works but not this time tho :-(

I think I am living on borrowed time with this HD but before I replace I wanted to get more opnions.

Thx for the input

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Preferred Solution: WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

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A: WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Did you create the bootable CD ? ?
The results are more accurate then running it inside Windows.
Also you should be running the Long test.

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My computer was intermittently freezing. I found in the event view that there was a controller error in device\harddisk0\D. From what I read this was most likely a drive problem.

I reinstalled windows on my primary drive. Nothing changed. I then disconnected my secondary drive, using the primary alone. Same problem. I then disconnected my primary drive, and installed windows on the secondary drive. Same problem.

I was also getting occasional mentions of bad sectors, or the ati2mtag had some kind of error, even after trying both drives alone and reformatting and scanning for bad sectores.

The computer has also started giving me garbled pixels on the post screen as I start up, which as I understand it means its not the hard drive.

I replaced my x800 with my old 9700pro, but if anything the garbled post screen is worse.

If anyone could provide any help I would appreciate it. I personally suspect its the motherboard (an Abit IS7-E) or the power supply, but can't think of any way to narrow it down. I don't have another computer that is compatible with this ones motherboard or PSU. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Failure of the Motherboard, PSU, Graphics Card or Hard Drive - Help!!

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This system has less than 300 hours of usage on it (probably only half that). Started getting a long error message on start-up, which included "insert boot media", so I first thought it was an OS corruption.  Spoke to Support, and was advised to purchase physical media to restore ($21.65), since the partition wasn't working. That failed.  Opened new ticket, determined the hard drive was bad (still under warranty, but barely).  Paid $40.00 to ship to be repaired.  When I received it back, the same thing occurred in less than three weeks (no longer under warranty).Took to local Microsoft Store.  The determined that drive was OK, but the motherboard or other major hardware malfunction is responsible - enough so that they can't even run diagnostics. Was going to contact Gateway/Acer to inform them, but no email links on their website - only in-warranty chat - it's almost like they're hiding from the consumers. Have spent over $450.00 and basically have an expensive boat anchor.  I could have spent $350 on a Toshiba laptop and been happier. Thanks a lot Gateway/Acer...

A:Hard drive crash (and motherboard failure) - Gatew...

n-Warranty SupportAcer offers both chat and phone support for in-warranty products, to help you return your product to factory working condition. To determine your warranty coverage, view your warranty document. Chat:Chat with an Acer support professional.  Phone:Dial 866-695-2237.

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This system has less than 300 hours of usage on it (probably only half that). Started getting a long error message on start-up, which included "insert boot media", so I first thought it was an OS corruption.  Spoke to Support, and was advised to purchase physical media to restore ($21.65), since the partition wasn't working. That failed.  Opened new ticket, determined the hard drive was bad (still under warranty, but barely).  Paid $40.00 to ship to be repaired.  When I received it back, the same thing occurred in less than three weeks (no longer under warranty).Took to local Microsoft Store.  The determined that drive was OK, but the motherboard or other major hardware malfunction is responsible - enough so that they can't even run diagnostics. Was going to contact Gateway/Acer to inform them, but no email links on their website - only in-warranty chat - it's almost like they're hiding from the consumers. Have spent over $450.00 and basically have an expensive boat anchor.  I could have spent $350 on a Toshiba laptop and been happier. Thanks a lot Gateway/Acer...

A:Hard drive crash (and motherboard failure) - Gatew...

n-Warranty SupportAcer offers both chat and phone support for in-warranty products, to help you return your product to factory working condition. To determine your warranty coverage, view your warranty document. Chat:Chat with an Acer support professional.  Phone:Dial 866-695-2237.

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I am apologizing before I start because I have limited knowledge and hope not to waste anyone's time.

The story: I am trying to recover a few data files from my old hard drive. I have removed my hard drive from my laptop in which the motherboard crashed. The hard drive is about a year old, laptop 5 years old. I placed the removed drive into a usb drive enclosure. The failed computer had Vista OS, my new computer has Windows 7 OS. The failed drive has a password on it at the level of logging into windows. When I connected old drive to new computer via usb, the new computer recognized it and gave it a drive letter. If if clicked on the drive I could see the files in it. When I tried to go to the files that contained my data, I got a message that I did have permission to open them. Then the new computer continuously tried to open the file. This process wouldn't stop even trying to kill it with the Task Master. I had to pull the drive out of the usb and reboot my new computer.

questions: What should I do? Is this a problem with conflicting OS systems, passwords, too many OS. I have looked at forums but could not find anything that I could understand and use. Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Problem recovering data from laptop hard drive after motherboard failure

Try to take ownership.
 

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Hello all,

newbie here, someone can help me out :). My desktop sudden won't turn on then I replace the power supply and power is back on however i see this message when screen boot up.

"Hard-disk drive failure
Diskette driver 0 seek failure"

press f1 to continue and f2 to enter SETUP. If i press F1 go back to the message above.


Dell Inspiron 530s desktop, window xp

many thanks

A:Hard-disk drive failure and diskette drive 0 seek failure

If you've verified that all devices are plugged in to power and the correct cable (ie floppy cable for floppy and ide/sata for HD), then it's possible that the power supply failing could have damaged the circuitry on the drives.

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Had this laptop for about 6 years, had a few issues in the past, but nothing major like this. After, I ran a system dianostic, the result shown that the Hard drive short DST failed. Not totally sure how to do a recovery, I do have the Recovery Discs, so I searched up how to run the discs; turned on the system- press f11-  window loading files- window starting- then it just stuck on a window blue screen with nothing but the cursor. Can I even use the Recovery Discs? I want to replace the old HDD with a new SSD, but I'm not sure if I have to install a new OS or can I recover the old hard drive OS and transfer to the SSD?

A:Hard Drive failure (Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed)

DST:Fail means  the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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The other day I was workigna t ym computer, when it started to show tell tale signs of HDD failure, and then would not boot, could hear thrashing and clicking etc when trying to read it.

I was pretty annoyed about that but I thought oh well its all backed up just need a new HDD.

So got a new one ordered all specs reccommended by the computer manufacturer, installed by a preofessional too.

*** was going well, new OS flying along nicely so I went to my external HDD to transfer some data. Uppon trying to open my 1.5tb external HDD I realise windows cannot read it, although it is shown in "device manager" as a usb sotrage device. My other lapotop wont read it, nor a mac, nor linux even with force boot command.

I then go to my emergency backup 320gb hard drive with a small fraction of my important stuff on it. this 320gb hard drive WAS readable when I installed my new HDD with OS on it, but I went to the 1.5tb first as it had more on. But now even the 320 GB hard drive cannot be read, by a selection of computers.

I then plugged by 8GB Nokia N95 in and now it cannot even be read.

Complete disaster.

I have tried chkdsk, macs reading all drives, linux force boot commands.

I am quite scared that my new 500gb OS hard drive will fail soon too but I dont know what is causing this please any help much appreciated.

Regards

Steve
 

A:Hard Drive failure + External HDD Failure Similtaneously

What OS?
Look in Event Viewer/System for any red marks that may provide clues.
I understand the initial drive failure. but the subsequent failures suggest a major problem with the computer itself. Power supply, memory IDE controller, motherboard?
A virus could do this. There may be some rogue file on the external drive.
 

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> Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
Restore your PC to factory default status. All data on C: drive will be deleted.

> Restore Operating System and Retain User Data
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Are grayed out. I assumed that this could only be because it wasn't detecting my hard drive? I went into the setup menu in the BIOS, and I see:

> IDE Primary Master [Not Detected]
> IDE Primary Slave [Not Detected]
> SATA7 [Not Detected]
> SATA8 [Not Detected]

However, when I start up the computer it says it's automatically detecting my SATA drives. I honestly have no idea what the difference between IDE and SATA mean, or if my computer not detecting the IDE drives even means anything. Maybe I never had IDE drives? I am a total noob in the hardware department.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Goomba.

A:Hard Drive failure or Boot failure?

Please post the complete computer model,details or specs. next time. Did you try loading default settings in your BIOS configuration?

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Tomorrow I'll try to take the computer apart and test the drive itself; I have a limited number of SATA interfaces on my motherboard and one of them is connected to the OS HD. I hope it is o.k., there are some recent backups I don't want to lose. Would be a pain to ask for those last few documents at work and rescan them. Guess I am going to need 4 external backups.

It is a Manhattan USB / EATA Enclosure 3.5 (large internal HD). Model Number unknown.

I knew I should have invested in 'more' storage . Well, my weekly backup was today even though I normally backup files right after.
 

A:Possible Hard Drive Enclosure failure. Possible HD failure.

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Hi
I want to replace the failing hard drive on my Windows 8 dell laptop.  
It did not come with a Windows CD.  Is it possible to install windows onto a replacement hard drive without a CD?
Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Hard drive failure. How do I install windows on new hard drive without a CD.

You'll need to contact Dell to purchase a copy of the recovery media.

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A:Hard Disk Failure - what is cost to replace hard drive in 10...

Hi Rebecca, Contact an HP Service Center or a PC or laptop shop and ask them that. This is not a business unit of HP We do not provide prices for HP's services. We are volunteers. If you want to change it out yourself, then that is a different matter.  We can advise you as to what type hard disk or SSD is needed and show how to replace it.  

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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping to get some help. I had a power outage while my WD Elements 1.5 TB Hard drive was on. I wasn't accessing it but apparently that was enough.

I had a lot of important data on it but losing hope after unsuccessful attempts to use PhotoRec to get items off it.

It doesn't show as accessible in MyComputer but is detected. I've included what it shows under the "Manage" view of the drive.

I've also tried MiniTool Partition but it doesn't seem to be able to fix the partition. I've also tried Partition Bad Disk and it just shows the whole 1.5 TB drive as one bad block. It won't let me fix it either.

Does anyone have any other bits of advice? I'm at a loss as what to do. It seems the data is not recoverable. I can't figure out how to get it to show or even how to use it again.

Please see attachments.

I'm grateful for any ideas/help please. Thank you.

A:External Hard Drive failure. "Bad disk" after power failure

Hello dime5150. Welcome to the forum

In PW, did you try "Rebuild MBR"?

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A:Hard Drive Failure??

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A:Hard Drive Failure

Can you still see the DVD/CD drive under the BIOS in boot device priority? If you can, then it is not the motherboard but much rather the drive. Did it all of a sudden just flat out die after working fine before? If that is the case, the control board on the HDD must have died. If you could tell us the model of the hard drive, I can find a replacement board, then you can either install it yourself (a couple screws and a ribbon cable) or take it to a PC store to be fixed and do not fall for anything else they tell you it needs.




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I tried to connect the hard drive straight to my motherboard and bypass the controller card. When I did this the Dell Bios recognized the HD when I went into bios, however it then gave me a disk read error and said I had to reboot.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Possible Hard Drive Failure?

try loaded the controller drivers again
if that does not work
reset bios to optimum defaults try again
make sure the hdd is set to master if it is the master
check for bios upgrades for that size hdd
 

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A:Hard Drive Failure

Well, I'm a bit confused here. Bad hard drives typically make a clicking sound, not a beeping sound to begin with.

edit: if you have a valid win 7 key you should be able to install from any win 7 disc. Perhaps you could borrow one.

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Thanks!!!
 

A:Hard drive failure

I've heard people recommend this company.
http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/
 

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A:Hard drive failure

You may want to put that drive in an external enclosure and connect it via USB. Wait until windows is fully up and running before you plug it in. It sounds like the drive electronics have failed so doing this may not even work. If the onboard controller has failed data recovery is pretty well impossible though the use of recovery software.

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A:Hard Drive Failure

Hi, Double post. Please use:        http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hard-Drive-Failure/m-p/5692496 Thanks.

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Hello Folks,
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Any help on this would be so much appreciated. Thank you in advance folks.

-Michael
Phoenix az
 

A:Hard Drive Failure/Please Help

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A:Hard Drive Failure

IvyGames wrote:..  I've been able to get into my laptop and back up files but not sure how to fix the issue.Hi, That is a good news. Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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I own an HP pavilion HPE which I bought around 6 years ago. I've had issues in the past where I would turn on the power and hear everything booting up and then it would turn off by itself. In a matter of seconds it would turn back on, making all of the familiar boot up sounds (fans, hard drive powering up, etc) but nothing would come up on the screen. I took it in to a repair shop and had a refurbished mother board put in a couple of years ago. It worked great again and now the same issue is happening. My main question is, if all of the sounds I normally hear during boot up are happening, could this new issue be my hard drive failing? I'm asking to determine if I should forgo taking it in and spending money for something I already know and start looking for a recovery service, or invest in an external case and remove it so I can get the data from it onto my new computer.
 

A:Do I have a hard drive failure?

redfalkon107 said:





It worked great again and now the same issue is happening. My main question is, if all of the sounds I normally hear during boot up are happening, could this new issue be my hard drive failing? I'm asking to determine if I should forgo taking it in and spending money for something I already know and start looking for a recovery service, or invest in an external case and remove it so I can get the data from it onto my new computer.Click to expand...

What are your system specifications (OS, cpu, ram, size and speed of your hdd)? It could be any number of things. You could run a SMART test on your hard drive to determine its overall health. You could also run sfc /scannow to check for any system files that might be corrupted. How often do you clean and defrag your hard drive?
 

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I have a compaq armade 4120. It has windows 95 in it. It also has a program for my work called superv however this program does not effect my problem. when i go to have windows 95 come up i get an error that says intellisafe has found an imminent failure. Because of this windows does not load. that is as far as the computer goes. I have not had it online although it has the ability to do so.
Is my whole computer gone. Or is there any way of saving it.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you
brad
 

A:hard drive failure

You can remove the hard drive and install in another computer as a slave and then see if you can copy any important files.
 

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Doing hardware tests and my hard drive failed the smart test.Failure id: q4wktk-74u8a1-mfpv6j-60cu03Product id: F9j37ua#abaI can't find anywhere that show what this id entails so I'm hoping someone can either point me to the page that shows it, or explains it here.

A:Hard drive failure

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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I was on my computer tonight and internet explorer froze, no biggie things have froze before, but then the blue screen came up and said "beginning physical memory dump" "physical memory dump complete please restart".

When I went to restart, it will not go into windows - it says "disk read error press ctl+alt+delete to restart!!!!!!!

At that time it makes a little "grinding" noise coming from the hard drive!

Swapped master and slave hard drives cannot get it to work. is it possible to extract data from a damaged hard drive? oh please tell me yes....save me many tears......it took me 6 months to create a lot of that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I tried to install windows (thinking that maybe it was missing a driver or some system file) and it recognizes the drive is there, but says "disk is unformatted, damaged, or not compatible..." so even that wont work!!!!!!!!

oh please...I have not recently backed up my stuff - all my music, html webpages, digital camera images...I've got to be able to recover it!~~!

O/S is windos XP Pro. drive is a IBM Deskstar 60 (40gb)


 

A:Is This A Hard Drive Failure?

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First off, thank you for taking the time to check out my problem...TSGF has a solid reputation so I hope someone will be able to help me!
I apologize if a question like this has been answered already...I never found an answer pertinent to my situation after searching the forums.

System Info: Dell XPS Laptop m1530

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Intel C2D [email protected] 2.2GHZ
2GB SDRAM
15.4 inch LCD & 2.0 MP Camera (1280x800)
NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT 256MB GDDR3
120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

External Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential Edition 2.0, model number WDH1U10000N| 300GB of 931GB used, mostly as pictures, lots of music, games and laptop backups.

Problem:

A few nights ago I left my laptop on to finish downloading some torrents with BitComet, with the files saving to my I: drive, the external disk. This morning (before I had woken up), my dad came to the desk I was using in the family room to plug in his laptop, and to make space on our overcrowded outlet he unplugged my laptop. My laptop has poor battery life, and on 'High Performance' it lasted even less time. When I booted up this morning after plugging it back in, initially Vista didn't want to load.
Eventually it did (after I left it charging for a bit), and on startup a message popped up telling me about a BlueScreen error that had occured...I can't remember what it asked but I clicked 'Check Later'. Anyways, at first my external hard drive wasn't b... Read more

A:Can anybody help me? HARD DRIVE FAILURE

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Hi, my hard drive recently failed.Firstly I need to know which hard drive to buy to replace the original.Are there any instructions on how to replace a laptop hard drive?Secondly when I bought the laptop there wasn't a windows 7 disc with it. How can I reinstall windows on the new hard drive if I don't have a windows disc

A:Hard drive failure

See at 2:38 into this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JnTyE1J9NU The laptop had a program on it which would have allowed you to make recovery disks. Yes, you will need some kind of Windows disk in order to reinstall your software on the new drive. Can you still see the Key Code on the bottom of the laptop or inside the battery bay? Did you ever by any chance upgrade it to Windows 10? We can perhaps help you to find a download of Windows 7 but you will have to have another computer with a DVD burner to make a restore disk.  Where are you located (country only) and we can help you locate a new hard drive.  

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I have a 80GB hard drive as slave and a 40GB as Master. Recently i just booted the computer as usual and i discover the 4 partitions on the 80GB have become corrupt
the drive names has changes to funny symbols and names,
Even the folders names have become funny symbols and characters and are not assesible. i have so many files and folder on that drive. Someone told me it is a virus attack. Any help on what i can do to recover the files in the partitions + even if i try to format it refuses to format the drives.
its also slowing down my computer, tho currently i have disconnected it.
 

A:Hard Drive Failure

I believe your best approach would be to download your Hard Drive diagnostic tool, to test for any errors.
Please click here-->http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html

Here is Delpart http://www.juliatexas.com/delpart/Delpart.exe
I've used it many times for stubborn partitions removal

Here's some info on it: http://mirror.href.com/thestarman/DELpart.htm

Or use Gparted Boot CD (ISO) here-->http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
 

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I use a second hard drive for backup. It has only one folder in it.

More often than not when I try to open that folder there is nothing there.

If I reboot the files are there.

Time for a new drive?
 

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Hi! Mt notebook is showing a message "Boot device not found". When I attempted a hard drive test, the SMART test passed but the Long DST failed. Failure ID: RGFS1K-76C8HQ-618P03 What does this mean? Also I am having trouble accessing a location where I can back up my files. Does this mean I will lose everthing? Thanks in advance for your support.

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Hello, hope someone can help save our new hard drive.

We were running an old 10 gig hard drive that ran out of space, so we bought a new 40 gig about a week ago. Made CD's of all the files on the old one and copied them onto the new disk, installed the programs like Windows ME, etc from the original disks. Also installed latest editions of AdAware and SpyBot.

New drive worked fine for a couple of days, then SpyBot found several spyware/dialer programs. Ran immunize. Next day, during online viewing of Yahoo, mouse cursor disappears! Have to turn machine off manually. Turn machine back on, but scandisk won't run. Won't get past first Windows ME screen (white background, logo that says "Windows ME", has small blue line at bottom that waves slowly from left to right). Finally got to Scandisk from BIOS, but it says there are "bad clusters" and identifies the information on them as "SpyBot". Makes bad grinding noise when trying to copy information so that the bad clusters can be identified and named as bad. Says time to run scandisk is 36 hours!

Is there any hope? Any way to recover the information that was new (and not backed up yet, since it was only a few days old - sadly including child's birthday photos)? We switched back to the old disk to get online and look for help.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:New Hard Drive Failure

Hi There!

If this is a New Hard Drive, did it come with any diagnostic programs on floppy?

If not, then go to the drive maker's website and download their diagnostic software.

There will be a setries ofn tests you can run from it. There's usually a Quick Test that simply looks at the front end electronics on the drive, then there's an Extended test-this will verify the integrity of the drive.

If the drive is making a grinding noise, run the Diags and when it generates an error code, call the Drive Maker's support line with the code still on the screen. they will be able to issue an RMA to get a replacement Hard drive under warranty!
Good Luck!

ST
 

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I checked out a PC that a friend of mine has.It is a HP Pavilion 750n.Anyway when you turn the computer on you get the hp logo then it trys to load windows but cannot.It keeps restarting.I checked to see if windows was still alright by using my windows xp cd.My friend says that there system came with no restore disk or anything.But i think he may have to look harder.Any help will be appreciated Thanks in advance
 

A:Hard drive failure?

Any error messages, or just restarting?

Can you access the bios setup to see if the hard drive is showing there?

Also, can you get the history behind the problem from your friend. What happened, when, and any other 'things that he may not have done' items
 

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Too slow and Hard Drive Failure

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Hi,FrostwireVuzeAbove listed ones are P2P file sharing programs. P2P downloads are nowadays one of those things that most likely bring infection into the system. My recommendation is to uninstall these (and other if present) P2P file sharing programs.Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPlease ensure you read this guide carefully first.Please continue as follows:Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:C:\ComboFix.txtNew dds log.A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

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I had a computer crash, and now on bootup it says invalid or missing boot record and hangs on the Screen that says "searching for boot record on HDD-0.

I ran the windows recovery tool, and ran "fixmbr" , and it does not fix the boot record.

If I put the drive in my computer at work(athlon xp 2000, 256mbram, Windows 2000) it recognizes the files, and I can access them with no problems. But putting the drive in my home computer(athlon xp 2000, 768mbram, windows xp pro) as soon as I click on the drive to access it, it says 'drive has no been formatted, would you like to format now?"

Any Ideas?
 

A:Hard Drive MBR failure

I'd check other hardware, starting with memory.
 

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When ever I turn on my laptop it goes to either a black screen or to the hp logo with a loading symbol.I ran a system quick check and got a hard drive short dst check failed.The failure ID is 9XLNJ4-83N89R-MFPX61-60T503The product ID is N5Y09UA#ABAHarddrive 1 - primary HDD Bay

A:Hard drive failure

 Hi, It is necessary the change of hard disk, if this under warranty has no cost.

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While surfing the net, a windows error message popped up saying I had an hard drive failure, and I needed to re-boot, which I did. The pc started up ok, but half of the icons were missing, then the desktop went black. Windows allowed me to get into control panel, and system restore. I restored the system to a previous date, and everything seems ok, exept a few icons on my desktop. They are greyed out. Although greyed out, I can still access them. There's only a few. They are documents, mp3's and folders. What could have happened? One of the folders contains photos, which are also greyed out, but I can access them.
 

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 I am unable to boot my PC due to a hard drive failure. I was able to get in in Safe Mode and tried to do a system reset but now the drive quit working all together. If I buy a new hard drive how do I get the OS installed back on it? FYI - it came with Windows 8 I upgraded to Windows 10.

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Hello DJKPA, Welcome to FORUM !! Sorry to know !  Use the Below link to order WIN 8 Recovery Media for your PChttp://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-envy-h8-1400-desktop-pc-series/5295996/model/5296890/softw...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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My Computer is only a few months old, I bought it just before Christmas and the hard drive failed not long after. I sent the computer in to HP to fix it under warranty, and they replaced the hard drive. I just got it back and started using it again. It's running extremely slow, 20+ minutes to load anything. If I open the task manager it says the disk is running at 100% with no programs or apps open. I ran the system fast test and the hard drive short DST check failed. Failure ID: 9C6008-8B18JV-MFGK6K-60V703. Does this mean that the new hard drive that was just put in, is already failing? Should I just send it back to HP and have them fix it again? Or Would it be better to upgrade to a SSD, as I am having multiple hard drive issues?













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A:Hard drive failure

Hi,Yes it means the hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced again. I would send it back to HP for replacement as the computer is in warranty and hard drives should last at least five years or so.If you decide to upgrade to SSD it will greatly improve everyday system performance. I advise at least a 240GB SSD fro OS and applications. You will need to reinstall the OS which you can do in different ways. -Recovery disks created on your system-Cloning of old hard drive to new-Clean install of Windows 10 by downloading media creation tool from Microsoft and creating a bootable USB drive  Hope it helps,David

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Hi, everybody

I got two porblems

1st - I have a 500gb GB Sata Hard Drive this was inside a Lacie External Drive I purchased, I took it on a buiness trip with me and my once I got back home I plugged it in and it just made a clicking noise. I serched around the internet and tried the freezing trick no luck.

2nd- I have a 80gb IDE drive it had alot of information on it and it went corrupt, I formatted it and tried to use it but I still encountered problems it would not work, I transferred data over to it and tried loading them it would either dissappear of the drive or would not open and become corrupt.

Thanks.
 

A:2x Hard Drive failure

try a disk check to verify they format correctly
 

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