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Q: Need some diagnostic help with hard drive(s), CD problems, CD reader problems, etc..

The particulars are regarding a 32 bit version of Vista Home Basic Edition on an Everex laptop. It began giving startup error messages about an imminent hard drive failure months ago, requesting F1 to continue. Eventually the messages began to appear while the PC was running. The user disabled the msgs and the laptop continued to function for months, without any apparent problem beyond the boot msg.

I ran chkdsk 3 times in a row and saw the exact same named cluster errors every time, although the utility said after each pass that they'd been repaired. Then I ran the HDAT2 utility. It ran for about 7 hours, and it also said that it had repaired clusters. Subsequent boots however. always gave the same imminent HDD failure msg, press F1, etc....

Although it's an Everex laptop, I have no Everex CD, so I tried to boot using a 32 bit Dell Vista Home disk. I hear a lot of noises. But I never get a thing to pop up on the screen. Same non-result with a Spotmau Bootsuite CD. The only thing I got to work on a disk was the one with the HDAT2 utility. So I put the Vista disk in a disk reader which plugs into a USB port. (It's a Targas DVD-ROM reader). I wasn't sure just how to change the boot order in setup to access the disk in the reader so I simply put the hard drive last. Didn't do a thing - it just attempted to boot from the HDD. By this time it was blue screening with an unmountable boot volume, so I put another hard drive in the laptop. It won't boot from it - although I am offered to 'repair the computer' on startup.. Doing that repair, It says it can't identify the startup problem. Advanced options give me a command prompt where I performed a fixboot and a fixmbr successfully. I also performed a chkdsk /r, which found no errors (remember this is not the original HDD). I still can't get it to do anything from a disk in the optical drive, and I still can't get it to do anything through my disk reader.

I made no changes to the BIOS (I wouldn't know what TO change), although I do see that the BIOS screen recognizes that this HDD is a Hitachi, and I actually don't remember what machine the hard drive came from. Since Launch Repair brought up the Vista repair screens, doesn't that mean that this drive came from a Vista laptop?

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Preferred Solution: Need some diagnostic help with hard drive(s), CD problems, CD reader problems, etc..

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hey Guys, first things first. I had an old hard drive from a crapped out laptop. My uncle gave me an USB Hard drive converter(unsure on it's brand, after it worked i threw out the box). Problem is that I used it several times between a mac and a pc(school and home computer) and now it give me an I/o error when I try to copy stuff and says it can't find the item when I try to delete something. I tried reformatting(all this is on a PC BTW). I tried plugging it into a mac at school, but it wouldn't show up as connected.

I just realised that I had a driver cd for it, but I have lost it and cannot find it(too many CD's to keep track of, lol), I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this problem. It is a fujitsu, 30 GB hard drive(though it when I was using it, it showed as a 20 GB) I would prefer not to have to buy a new adapter or hard drive. I would just like to use this, to store all my music on, because the hard-drive on this computer(it's only 40GB getting a new one soon) is getting cluttered with music.
Now for my second problem, which isn't really my problem at all, but I digress. My friend was using her microphone(on an XP Home) and half way through her conversation it cut out. I have got her to check all her sound settings, no low sound settings on her computer. She has tried recording messages but nothing happens as if a microphone is not plugged in. I gave her my microphone to try out with no avail. I had a feeling that it... Read more

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Hi,
I REALLY hope someone out there can help me with this!

I have a failed hard drive/ stuffed partion, and i DESPERATELY need the data from it!

A computer was brought into me with two hard drives. The owner asked me to set up a duel boot with vista and XP on the first hard drive, and to leave the second hard drive alone (its his backup drive with all his photos, movies etc) I was working away as per usual, when i noticed the second hard drive was no longer coming up in Windows Explorer. Well it was, but not correctly. whenever i clicked on it it said 'would you liket to format the drive?' obviously, i didnt want to do that.

I ran Partition Magic 8.0 which showed the drive was only 8Gigs (it should have been 1T or 1000Gigs) Partition Magic also said there was a problem with the drive and offered to fix it. I agreed, however there was no change.

I've run a number of programs to try and fix the drive:
Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0
Partition Table Doctor 3.5 Demo
Dtidata Partition Repair Tool
MHDD
Recover My Files v3.98
FileScavenger.

However, all the partition repairers claim that the drive is only 8 Gigs, and they can go no further. All the File Recovery Programs will only scan for 8 Gigs, and thus, i can not recover my clients precious photos and videos.

The BIOS comes up as recognizing the drive as 33Gigs?

I really REALLY need the data from this drive! Does anyone know how to fix my problem?

Thanx heaps in advance,

Ben
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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Hi,

I am in the process of doing a clean re-install of Windows XP for Home on my PC. I have 3 hard drives:

c: 200gb Maxtor SATA drive - bootable with Windows XP (existing Windows install)
d: 20gb Maxtor IDE drive - non bootable data drive
g: 160gb Maxtor IDE drive - bootable with the clean install of Windows XP for home on it

Windows is not seeing all the sizes quite right yet but I will tackle that when I have solved this major problem that follows:

If I boot from the C drive - I have no problems at all. Windows will see all the different drives as it should do, I can access them all and they all work fine.

When I come to boot the clean install on drive G windows changes the drive letters - G becomes C, D remains as D but the 200gb Maxtor SATA drive isn't seen at all and might as well not exist.

Disk Management within Windows is no help as it can't see the drive, Maxtor software MaxBlast 4 is also no help as it can't see the drive on this install either.

I have checked and rechecked the BIOS but have pretty much discounted any issues here as it clearly shows all 3 drives and all 3 drives are listed on boot up. It's just when Windows kicks in that I have the problem.

I guess it's a simple setting somewhere, but I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to think what it is - so any ideas would be very gratefully received.

Thanks in advance and kind regards

Stuart
 

A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

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OK, here's the deal: I have an old Quantum Fireball ST hard drive. It hasn't worked for some time, and I keep trying to run a diagnostic on it. I've tried Maxtor's PowerMax (downloaded the latest, version 4.09) and it won't detect the drive at all. Just for grands, I tried Western Digital's diagnostic on it. WD's diagnostic pulled up the drive name and everything, but said it couldn't run any tests because it's not a WD drive.

So here's my question, why can't Maxtor read their own friggin drives!?!?? And if they can't do anything to it, is there another program out there than can test the drive?
 

A:Need a Hard Drive Diagnostic

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Somehow.. I have been infected with "Hard Drive Diagnostic" software. Of course it find everything wrong and I am in danger..... right. Does anyone know how to get it off the machine? I am running XP professional for an OS.

A:Hard Drive Diagnostic

Welcome!Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove HDD Diagnostic (Uninstall Guide) .You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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I have had the same problem, I did your method but only about half of my hidden stuff have reappeared and the quick launch bar next to the start button is still missing

A:Hard Drive Diagnostic

Hello I split you to your own topic titled "Hard Drive Diagnostic"

you have run UnHide?? I have asked someone else to look here as they are handling these issues.

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I have a deskstar HD that I believe is failing. I am looking for a utility that will scan the HD and let me know what might be wrong.
Anyone know of any good utilities??

Thanks,
Senna
 

A:Looking for a Hard Drive diagnostic utility

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Hello
Is anybody familiar with the Drive Health program from Helexis Software Development? I would
like to know how reliable it is. I have been running it for about 10 or 11 months, and it now says
that my HD is going to start to deteriorate on or about Tuesday and I should backup my data.
I also ran into a problem trying to backup my C drive (NTFS) onto an external HD (FAT32). The
error message said it could only backup about 4g, when there is about 111g more space on
the external HD.

A:Hard Drive Diagnostic Utilities

Lone Star:I am not familiar with the tool that you mentioned. I would be inclined to try a tool from the manufacturer of the hard disk to check the integrity of your drive. What is the make and model of your drive? The following link should be helpful in troubleshooting this problem.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic ToolsYou also mentioned backing up files to your external hard drive. I am not sure if you are trying to backup the entire drive. I would suggest that you try copying only data files that are critical. At least, you will those backed up in case something goes wrong with the drive. What was the exact message that you received when you attempted the backup. Is your hard disk under warranty?Hope that helps.

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Hello,
When i was first infected with the above virus i ran the Rkill which was successful. Based on the steps provided i than ran Malware removal program which required update. When performing the update it failed so i continued with the existing version and removed what it found. Based on the instructions i than restarted the laptop but the Hard Drive Diagnostic came back. Please help me to remove this virus. I'm attaching the DDS log below:

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Run by Komal Sharma at 17:10:10 on 2011-06-24
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:Infected with Hard Drive Diagnostic

Hi, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is Shannon and I will be working with you to remove the malware that is on your machine.I apologize for the delay in replying to your post, but this forum is extremely busy.Please Track this topic - On the top right on this tread, click on the Option button, and, in the drop-down list, click on 'Track this topic'. Under Subscription Information, click on 'Immediate Email Notification' and then click on the Proceed button at the bottom.Do Not make any changes on your own to the infected computer.Now, let's look more thoroughly at the infected computer -If you need to run RKill to get past the XP Diagnostic infection, do so.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:We need to create an OTL Report -
Please download OTL from here:Main Mirror (If you are unable to download it, you might need to download it to flash drive using a clean computer and running it from the flash drive.)Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Change the "Extra Registry" option to "Use SafeList"Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them into your reply:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedPlease note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disab... Read more

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I have this seemingly unbeatable malware called hard drive diagnostic. It is basically a program that hides all desktop icons, removes all program files shortcuts, installs crap on your computer, hides all the folders in "my computer" and pretends to be a crappy antivirus.
I have tried following this guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-hard-drive-diagnostic
It worked fine once, I started the malware program which eliminated the adware files, restarted the computer and found the same malware files again. Now I can no longer run Rkill or MBAM, not even off of a usb drive.
Any other suggestions before I start formatting my hard drive?

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Hello, Im having probs with my hard drive making harsh grinding noises, is there a test I can use? Any help is appreciated, cheers
 

A:hard drive diagnostic test

Depends on the make/model of your drive. Western Digital has an excellent little utility to check THEIR drives. Do you know what kind of drive you have? You may need to open the computer and have a look on the drive. Then go to the drive's manufacture's web site and see if anything is offered.
 

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Hello,

Looks like my laptop became infected while I was having help fixing my desktop! When I try to start up my computer, immediately I get a pop up from Hard Drive Diagnostic saying that certain programs are "not supported on this machine." My screen stays black without any icons and the systems tray doesn't come up either. It pretty much stays black with the Hard Drive Diagnostic screen staying on top of anything I try to open. I can open up in safemode and I went through the protocol for posting a gmer log. DeFogger worked, DDS downloaded but there was a pop up saying this file dosen't have a program associated with it. When I ran GMER, it seemed tobe doing fine but my computer shut off and rebooted about half way through the scan.

Sorry I don't have any logs...

-myjunoli

A:Virus - Hard Drive Diagnostic

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerPlease refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.First, please try following these steps here in the removal guide, specifically the Automated Removal Instructions for Hard Drive Diagnostic using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware section.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-hard-drive-diagnosticPlease post the TDSSKiller log, the Rkill log and the MBAM log in your reply...and a DDS log after all that if you are able.

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An icon named "Hard Drive Diagnostic" just showed up on my desktop and later that day I had pop ups about threats to my computer and missing hard drives appear so I restarted to safe mode and ran MBAM (after updating it). After removing infections I thought it would be done but after rebooting to normal mode the pop-ups showed back up. I re-ran MBAM but again it did not solve the problem.
DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Miami Student at 20:46:14.39 on Mon 12/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.557 [GMT -5:00]

AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Miami Student\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

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A:Hard Drive Diagnostic Malware

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi all, got some trouble with (I think the hard drive) and I need to run some diagnostics. It won't boot though, so I need something bootable.

I am looking at:

Ultimate Boot CD
Packard Bell diagnostic CD

What do you use, and what do you think is the best?
 

A:Best Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostic Tools

The UBCD contains numerous diagnostic tools, the most important ones in regard to hard drive diagnostics are the ones from the hard drive manufacturer's themselves. You can also download the same diagnostics or newer versions of them from each hard drive manufacturer, for example if you have a Seagate hard drive you would use/download the Seagate SeaTools diagnostics to test the hard drive.

The PB diagnostics are likely similar but customized for PB.
 

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Hello,
My computer keeps showing a screen that says Hard Drive Diagnostic and makes my background black. It will not let me take it off or shut it down and keeps telling me all these kinds of errors such as "Boot Sector of the hard drive is damaged- Critical error". I have searched for hours and found no info on how to go about removing this. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Running win XP. Hard drive max space is 300gigs. Deleted old photos and videos now at 250 gigs.

Is there a diagnostic tool I can run to figure out what folders and files are taking up all this space?
 

A:Hard Drive Space Diagnostic Tool?

Try WinDirStat, it's a good freeware drive space manager. It'll help you find the space hogs.
 

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Hi All

Can anyone recommend a hard drive diagnostic
tool for Toshiba MK6465GSX.

Have done some research on this topic and from
my understanding, there is no tool released by the
manufacturer which actually works - the story is
that Toshiba tests come back as failed even if the drive
is OK.

I currently have no problem with my drive but am
interested to know in case of any future problem.
Therefore a solution is not urgent.

I also looked at DOS Seatools however it seems
that the DOS version can only be used on Seagate and
Maxtor drives.

So if anyone has any suggestion on a bootable diagnostic
tool for my make of drive please post.

Ty in advance for replies

A:Hard Drive Diagnostic Tool For Toshiba

I have used Hitachi drive fitness test. It seems to work with all brands of hard drives.
Downloads
Not as good as a manufacturer's specific diagnostic, but good enough.

I have also heard that Hiren's Boot CD has a Toshiba diagnostic on it, but it is probably the same tool you used.

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External backup for 2 Win7 home computers.

Prices are currently at a premium for a 2T 2 1/2" USB 3x external backup drive.

I will retire the XP machine soon that is being replaced by the new Win7 machine. The XP machine has 2 drives--one of which is slower than molasses and you can hear the thing churning away when nothing should be going on (indexing off).

I've never had much luck with diagnostic software--in particular PC Doctor when it was shipped with Lenovo systems.

Given the costs involved buying the software makes little sense.

Is there, in particular, hard drive diagnostic software that really can diagnose a problematic drive?

If I knew which drive was bad then I'd put the good one in a container and use it until the USB 3 externals come down in price.

Mark

A:Existing hard drive diagnostic vs. new external

I believe all hard drive manufacturers offer their own diagnostic tools. Seagate, just for example, offers SeaTools which can be used on any hard drive.

SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

These tools try to stress the drive to expose any problems. The stressing could possibly push a failing drive over the edge. If you need to find the hard drive manufacturer, a free tool called Speccy would hold.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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Hi Guys,

Let me start by warning you that I am not a whiz when it comes to computers!

My Dell Dimension 4600 has been getting a little cantankerous of late, to the point where it failed to boot up today (I'm on the laptop!).

I've looked for solutions, and the end result after getting a "blue screen" with an "Unmountable Boot Volume" message is the following:

IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics
Primary SATA
Drive 0: No device
Secondary SATA
Drive 0: No device

Primary IDE
Drive 0: WDC WD600BB-75CAAO - Fail. Return Code: 7
Drive 1: Maxtor 6E040l0 - Pass

etc...

Is this the dreaded hard drive crash?

Any advice gratefully received!

Angoos
 

A:Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostic: Fail!

It is either a dead hard drive or the motherboard has stopped talking to it. My bet would be the drive, given the symptoms.
 

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We had this problem on my wife's computer running Windows XP and tried to remove it ourselves. First, I did properties of the icon on the desktop labeled "Hard Drive Diagnostics". I went to the location shown in the properties and tried to remove the 3 files and got a message couldn't delete, so I renamed them with the extension .old to no avail. We tried to use the Uninstall guide that was posted by Grinier on Dec. 6, 2010, but after running TDSSKiller, IExplore.exe, and then running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Anti-Malware scanned and returned nothing found. We have also tried to revert to last known Windows download as suggested by another PC support person at my wife's work. I hope you can help us as nothing seems to help. We have 4 users setup on this PC by my wife and the original problem was on the "Jennifer" user. We used the "Jennifer2" user and at first it showed no sign of the malware, but the next day it showed up there as well. I am attaching the requested logs. If you need anything else just let me know. Thanks in advance for your help. Ed
DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jennifer2 at 10:33:41.25 on Tue 12/07/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.469 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
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A:Infected with "Hard Drive Diagnostic" malware

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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My son has an acer notepad. It has suddenly stopped connecting to the internet and says there are diagnostic problems. I have made sure all updates are up to date, taken out the battery and put in again but still cannot get a connection. Wha can I do as there is no button on the notepad which switches on the wireless connection

A:Diagnostic Problems

Welcome goatie1635!

Can you post a screenshot of ipconfig /all (run it from a command prompt: type and then run cmd at the Windows Start Menu).

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hi

Can anyone recommend a hard drive diagnostic tool for Drive Model: WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0
I am having this constant freeze and BSOD, i already posted a thread related to that expert suggested me to run hard drive diagnostic. If anyone has any suggestion on a bootable diagnostic tool would be really helpful

A:Hard Drive Diagnostic Tool For WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0

i got it
http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...00S9B0&x=0&y=0

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OK I'll try to be as clear and direct as I can.

Running: Windows Vista Home Premium

The first sign of trouble came when I got a "hard disk failure" warning and Windows crashed. I restarted the computer and to my horror, the desktop was black, with only an Internet Explorer icon. Everything else was gone, even the Start Menu was blank. Then the fake antivirus popups and this message popped up: "The system has found problems with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks." I first ran a full scan on my PC with McAfee AntiVirus Plus, which I have. It found 2 problems and I restarted, but got the same popups/warnings/missing files upon rebooting. Crap.

I Googled and found out it's a trojan called Hard Drive Diagnostic, so I used bleepingcomputer's official thread about removing it, found here: (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-hard-drive-diagnostic) and followed the steps first in Safe Mode with Networking (I've been told this is what you do to remove viruses). However RKill found no processes to stop, so I rebooted in Normal mode and ran Rkill again. This time it stopped a malware process, and I proceeded to run a full MalwareBytes scan (without rebooting, as instructed). After a 2 hr 30 minute scan, it found 10 Objects Infected (never had a number this high before!) and I Quarantined/erased and rebooted.

To my dismay, the fake virus scanning popups/warnings popped up. Still, I proceeded with the next step and downl... Read more

A:After trying to remove Hard Drive Diagnostic, my computer is seriously messed up

Please download exeHelper by Raktor from one of the two links below and save it to your Desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on exeHelper.com (or exeHelper.scr) to run the fix tool.
If using Vista, right-click on exeHelper and select Run As Administrator. A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.A log file called exehelperlog.txt will be created and should open at the end of the scan)A copy of that log will also be saved in the directory where you ran exeHelper.comCopy and paste the contents of exehelperlog.txt in your next reply.Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the tool again before posting a log and then post the two logs together (they both will be in the one file).This is a manual fix for Vista/Windows 7 users:1. Copy the entire content of this folder:C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\1and paste it to this folder:C:\Program Data\Start Menu2. Copy the entire content of this folder:C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\2and paste it to this folder:C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch3. Copy the entire content of this folder:C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\3and paste it to this folder:C:\Users\user-name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

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Bootable, in-Windows, any would do =).

Thanks.

A:Best (free) Hard Drive Diagnostic Tool for Windows 7

I have not tried this program yet, but it was featured on Lifehacker, so it caught my eye.
Windows Surface Scanner Freeware Data Recovery Utility

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Hello,

I recently had a hard drive diagnostic virus that I removed following the guide on bleeping computer. I'm now left with browser redirect problems. Internet explorer is unusable, firefox is manageable.

Search results in google appear, but when you click a link the redirect kicks in and sends you to an unrelated page, although it's typically to random search pages, kelkoo or out of date websites. Nothing commercial or obviously malicious.

If you frantically click a link you can bypass the redirect. Or clicking the link and then "back" and repeat 4 or 5 times will also bypass it. Once you've bypassed the redirect you can generally browse ok, except that it's quite slow.

If you open a new window or tab then the problem starts all over again.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

My system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715386 MB, Free - 667345 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TP412, , ..CN7082183A5095.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:31:51, on 11/07/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)... Read more

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I just need to know how to disable HP Hardware diagnostics UEFI from startup. It keeps saying my hard drive is bad, even on a new hard drive. I just want to bypass the diagnostics and have been searching for hours.

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Hi everyone, I have been pointed here by my friend Chris who I think is admin here?

He told me to do the tests of which I have done and have attached the results.

For some reason my PC keeps making sound advertisements out loud even though I don't see anything turned on to do this? Its usually Xfactor ones!

It also sometimes when on google redirects me to pages I didn't actually click.

Here are the logs:

DDs log:

DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 1901.14 on 09/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3325.1950 [GMT 0:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Wind... Read more

A:Help HDD DIagnostic deleted but still problems!

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.

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Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications,... Read more

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I am building a new computer from scratch. It is has an Intel Motherboard, 1.8Ghz Pentium 4 Processor, 2 IDE Ports + 1 for the floppy drive, I have 4 External 5-1/4" slots, 2 External 3-1/2" slots and 3 internal 3-1/2" slots for hard drives. Here are my problems.

I had a Compaq Presario with a 5-1/4", 12gig Hard Drive. That motherboard went bad so I decided to build my own computer from scratch and everything was going fine until now. I took the 5-1/4" hard drive out and put it into my new case. It had Windows 98 on it and so I upgraded to Windows XP Professional. That solved many of my problems but I am still stuck with the following problems.

1. My Hard Drive Light on my Case which is suppose to light up when my hard drive is active, doesn't work. I can see a little green light on my hard drive itself light up but not on the front of the case where it is suppose to.

2. I decided that the 12Gig hard drive from my old system is a little too slow, so I bought a 40Gig, 7200 rpm Western Digital Caviar Drive. It is a 3-1/2" drive which I put into one of those internal drive bays. When I boot up, I go to CMOS by pressing F2 and then I go and see that the computer is recognizing it and it is. My problem is when I go to Windows and to "My Computer", it isn't there. I am sure it is something small that I am overlooking but I am new to this. I bought the hard drive as an OEM and it came with nothing. I am wondering what I need to do... Read more

A:Hard Drive Light / Hard Drive Problems

Hi sdh31873

Do not put both hard drives on the same string as the controller will default to the lowest speed hard drive. In fact I would think about getting rid of the old drive entirely as its age means that it should be very slow.

Have you tried turning the led HD connector to the motherboard over?

You can get an Promise PCI controller card that will allow you to add some extra IDE ports. The controller will show the devices on it to be D0, D1, D2 etc. It looks like a SCSI device to the system but hooks up IDE devices.

You need to FDISK and format a new hard drive before windows can see it.
 

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I have a 40 GB hard drive and when I boot up my computer it only reads as it ia a 20 GB hard drive. I have a pentium 2 Gateway 2000 computer, please help.
 

A:Hard drive problems

have u tryed removing the hard drive then puting it back in
 

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I am currentlly having a problem with my Western Digital Caviar SE (WD1600AAJB)
Model: WD1600AAJB-00PVA0
WWN: 50014EE0004BA116
Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160.0 GB


This drive used to show on my computer, but then one day stopped alll together. On my BIOS it is not even recognizing as a HDD, but as a black space, where it used to say some long string for the name. I have tried adding it as a slave drive to another drive, a master with no slave, a master with a slave, and cable select, it is still not reading the drive.

Has anyone had a similar problems?
 

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Sounds dead.
 

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Okay for some reason the windows installation isn't recognizing the hard drive. Yet when I boot up it says theres a harddrive connected. I checked that the wires were connected properly already. Help would be nice.
 

A:Hard Drive Problems

What kind of hard drive, IDE or SATA? if it is SATA did you load the sata drivers during boot up?
 

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I have a fujitsu 20gb H/D that shows up as ok with no errors when using windows, Norton & various other tools to diagnose disc errors, but it still gives me error messages as to not being able to save data etc, and everytime windows xp starts it always performs a scandisk check ????
 

A:hard drive problems

Hi and welcome. Have you used the manufacturer's diagnostic tools on it?

I assume the drive is formatted?
 

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I was having problems with my hard drive, so I took it out and put it it a external hard drive case. When I went Properties, it comes up with 0 bytes of info., and it says the HD is 0 bytes in size. I'm assuming the HD is toast.
 

A:Hard Drive Problems

It may be toast or it may not be compatible with your external box. Find out the make and model of your drive put it back into your computer (take it out of your external box) and download and run its diagnostic tool.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html
 

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Hi there. My computer recently became majorally infected with viruses and trojans. After I backed up my most important files, I used the system recovery option that came with my system. I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP. However, before doing this, while my computer was infected, I restarted my computer once and recieved a screen saying that Windows needed to check the C: Drive for consistency. After it was finished, I recovered my system. However, after doing so, my system seems very wierd. Files I delete are sometimes completely deleting and not going to the recycle bin. Other times, files I have already deleted are turning up right where they were before, like some of my personal music files. Also, I repeatedly have to turn off my Windows XP firewall, as I have McAfee. Is my hard drive ruined? I have recovered my system before and never had these kinds of problems. Is there any way to fix these problems? Thanks.
 

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I installed a new hd and loaded windows xp pro on there successfully. When i boot i get a boot error. After about 30 secs it send me to a screen where it has a list of os systems. I select winxp pro and my os loads fine. I went into the bios and it shows i have no primary drive. I set it to auto detect and it still finds nothing. Is there any way to fix this. I have reset the jumpers for master and still no go.
 

A:Hard drive problems

Are you trying to dual-boot like with Linux? Can't figure out why it's giving you a list of OS's to boot from, unless it's that.

Do you have a slave drive present? If no 2nd hard drive, then you should configure the jumpers on your hard drive to "single" instead of master. I believe you must have a slave drive in order to configure the first drive as master.
 

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Hi,

I have a 160 GB hard drive, as my main hard drive. I installed windows on it, and during setup, partitioned it in to three drives. Loaded up windows, worked fine. 3 drives there, all good.

My windows got corrupt, and kept on gettin caught in a reboot loop when starting up. So i decided to install windows fresh and see what happens. I couldnt do nothing else. So i installed, and when Xp asked me where to install, there was only a 32GB drive showing. This was about the size of the first partition of the hard drive, c:/. I selected this and installed windows thinking that i would see the other 2 partitions. But i havent! All i ever see is the 32GB one.

Iv tried stuff in DOS, partition software, disk management, nothing will show the rest of the hard drive. Whats happened here? And can i get the other partitions back?

Im starting to think my hard drive may be dying!
 

A:Hard Drive Problems!

Welcome to TSG!

Try downloading diagnostic software from the HD manufactures site, run that and see what that says as next step.
 

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I have winodws xp professional and i have a 160gb ata 133
and a 250gb sata, but it is only reading 127gb on both
drives and i can't get it to read the full 160 and 250. I
have had people tell me to download service pack 1, but i
have tried hundreds of times and it will not let me
download it, it says server not responding, but the
internet connection is perfectly fine. If anyone could
please help me it would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
.
 

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Okay, here's my situation:

I have a NTFS 200GB hard-drive and I'm trying to connect it to another computer as a slave drive with all its files intact. Strangely my computer is reading the drive as a FAT drive with only 10MB on it. I'm trying to avoid any kind of formatting of the drive. I've tried converting the drive to NTFS using the Command Prompt (convert k: /fs:ntfs, but I keep getting "bad link" and "lost chain cross-linked" errors). I have no clue what is going on or what to do next.

Any kind of help would be most appreciated - thanks.
 

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Hi. I have just put a 2nd hard rive on my computer , its a quantum fireball plus as , and the BIOS is detecting it , and when i go to the device manager it says its working properly. But when i go to my computer it is not listed and i cant seem to find it. What is wrong ?
 

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i have a maxtor quickview serial ata hard drive. i tried installing windows on it but it comes up with an error. i will hit F6 when i need too then it will start loading until an error message pops up reading "file iastor.sys.caused an unexspected error (513) at line 2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c." do i need a new driver? or do i need to do something else? any one have this problem?
 

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last nite I heard a strange sound coming from my hard drive. I ran scandisk ( thorough) and it found a few things and fix them. Then I tried to run Defrag. Every time I start it, it stops and says there are errors on my hard drive, run scandisk to fix them and then run defrag again.

I did that twice and cant get defrag to run.

1. What should I do
2. How do or what makes hard drives get errors?
 

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Hey my friends, sorry I have not been in for a while... work get's more stressful by the day I'm sure. I have recently on my days off come across some problems, I was wondering if anyone here has any help for me. Let me say that if you can help it would be much appreciated, I've just started work in the programming field, but previously had little knowledge of computers hoping to take my masters un the next few years. Anyhow...

1) Windows 2000 has totally messed up, somehow (not my personal pc) someone has managed to install it 3 times, except from what I can tell when I boot it into two of them the installation either had an error and crashed or was not completed, thus you can only actually get into the desktop on one of the boots. Now I've had to fork out for a new 200gig HD to get this up and running because lone behold a nice student decided to smash up the Floppy drive, so I could not use that to format the drive from the boot disk. Question is how do I format from the command prompt when the volume is in use ? I tried to dismount the volume but without success, and since I need to repair this PC tommorrow without a floppy drive I'm at a dead end.

2) All you hardware buffs, I've got a pc with two harddrives connected currently, how do I go about attaching a third, bearing in mind this is just a normal motherboard, not raid. I can tell you the make and model of the board if need be, I wont be able to attach it to the cd's IDE because I... Read more

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Hi all,

Don't know if anyone can help with this, but its really getting on my nerves now....

I've got a Western Digital Elements 250Gb external hard drive, I use this just for backing up stuff like music, pictures, etc... For the past couple of weeks though my laptop (Samsung x20, XP SP3) has not been able to see the drive when I connect it. I've tried it on all the USB ports but no joy, they all work with other devices and the drivers all seem to be in order so I'm sure its not that. And then it gets stranger......

I tried to connect it using my sisters laptop (Vista SP1), and the system just crashes. Weirdly, its does this as soon as I connect the USB lead, regardless of whether the drive has power running to it (or even connected). This also happens when I try to connect it to my folks computer (XP SP3). Checked the event viewer on both machines after I've tried to connect but there's nothing that stands out as the cause of the problem. Anyone have any thoughts on this? If you need any more info then just holler.

Cheers.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio desktop with Windows XP SP2. It has an old Seagate 80gb HD that I thought crashed when it started making noises and grinding and stopped Windows from loading. Well I bought a new Seagate HD and installed it as my primary and the old one as my slave to see if I could pull any info off of it onto the new drive. Well when I set it up with the new windows it recognized the old drive and saw that it has 20 gigs missing from it. The 20 gigs was about what I had in pics,video,ect.. It partitioned it another 5 or 6 gigs when I put the new windows on it and brought it down to 54GB I believe. My question is, can I get to the 20 gigs of my old files on the drive? When I click on the drive from "My Computer" it shows nothing is on it. I am at a total loss on how to get the info off of there or how to find it on the drive. I know it was screaching here and there and might have lost it all but it still shows what I had on there originally...still there. I have Acronis if that will help or maybe Partition Magic but havent ran them to figure the program out and accidentally erase something if it is there. So any help would be appreciated to help find a sure way of knowing if the files are still on the hard drive. Thanks!!!
 

A:Hard Drive problems....

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I got a new hard drive earlier since my C drive was full, however the new drive hasn't helped a whole lot. Basically my problem with it is that if I attempt to do a lot of stuff with it (and by a lot it varies from what I do so I can't be more specific) it will freeze my whole computer or else it will eventually just randomly disappear. I'm not 100% sure on the specifics of it, but if needed I can find somewhere with the listed information about it I'm sure, but I think it's a Seagate, but could be wrong.

Thank you very much
 

A:Hard Drive Problems

We need more specific info:
"I got a new HD and":
Moved the Os to it?
Installed it as a slave?
Used it to move files from the C drive?
"Do a lot of stuff" means what? I'm sure you can be very specific.
Look in Control Panel/Admin Tools/Event Viewer under System and Application and see if any errors are related to this disk or your original disk.
 

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