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2 failed hardrives in one week?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fftljoe, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. fftljoe

    fftljoe Thread Starter

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    So my buddy had this dell inspiron laptop and his harddrive failed, so he bought a new one and it failed within the week. so he bought a new laptop. i asked for the broken one, to fix. just wondering what the problem could be, if the laptop itself is ruining the hardrives.
     
  2. jazz3000

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    Can you be a little more specific in the HD failed and what made you think that was the problem? It may well be something else. Black screen, dead in the water, BSOD? What exactly is occurring. Thanks, Jazz
     
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    well, i go to start it up and it just stops before loading the windows screen. i try to reload windows after a format and it hangs up on crcdrive.sys. thats about all i can tell you
     
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    What's the OS your installing. crcdrive.sys. -Vista or XP...Jazz
     
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    vista
     
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    From what I'm reading Microsoft had recently put out an update that has cause a problem like this with many Vista users. Do you still have the original hard drive? I'm wondering if he had auto updates and he was one of the lucky people to have downloaded it.
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2841505&SiteID=17
    Start by reading some of these posts. I'm still weeding through things here. Jazz
     
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