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Frozen on boot screen!! hard disk problem

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  1. Rockygupta

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    I have a western digital 160 gb sata hard disk. Few days ago one of my drives gone bad and there was a error showing a msg about I can't access the drive. I had to format it. I recovered my drive but lost the data. After a few days another drive gone bad same way. Suddenly one I started my pc and the bios screen showed up but it stuck on the boot screen. Since then it's not starting. Another thing I noticed is the hard disk is getting very hot very quickly. I don't know what happened to the Harddisk. A friend of mine tried low level format but was unsuccessful. I can't past the boot screen in any way. It stuck with the black dos screen. No msg nothing. I have checked everything is ok in my pc. This is the second time I lost my hard disk. Can anybdy tell me what has happnd or what is cause? Is there anything I'm doing wrong or wrong with my room. Pls if there is any tips on how I can protect my hard disk so that I will not lost one in future tell me? I'm really fustrated with it. (Also can anyone tell me how to perform a low level format? )
     
  2. ETech7

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    Hard drives DO fail, that's why you should always backup critical data. Keep the temps low, manage fragmentation, more it is used - more it wears down.

    Low level formatting won't physically repair your drive, that is more of a security measure, overrated though.
     
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    The drive only went bad once, you simply continued to use incorrectly thinking that a format of any kind fixes faulty drives; it doesn't. Toss the drive and buy a new one.

    There's a 100% effective way to protect your data; keep multiple backups that are checked/verified every once in a while.
     
  4. Rockygupta

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    I'm not talking about protecting the data. I'm talking about protecting the hard disk. And is there a way to keep the temp low of my hard disk ?
     
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    Sure, you can add fans to keep the drives cooler. But drives fail not just of heat, they wear out and fail.
     
  6. ETech7

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    As mentioned, drives WILL fail, just a matter of time. So you should be thinking about protectiong your data, that's what make storage valuable - data it holds.
     
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