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Help - Samsung x10 plus Laptop Won't Start Or Format...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Treguard, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. Treguard

    Treguard Thread Starter

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    I have a Samsung x10plus laptop operating XP. The laptop is several years old.

    Here is a run down of what has gone wrong:

    The computer had been running fairly slowly for a day or two. Anyway, booted it up this morning and it just kept restarting itself. I went to run safe mode which returned errors along the line of:

    Won't even load safe mode.

    multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\windows\system32\Drivers\

    Lots of times with lots of different drivers.

    I thus decided to bite the bullet and format and re-install.

    Put CD and booted from it. Now, this is where the big problem kicks in:

    The quick format didn't work, said it couldn't complete because there were errors on the drive. The previous normal format I tried kicked the machine out and its soooooooooo slow. Anyhow, it does its thing and when it gets to 100% after about an hour, I recieve the following message:

    "Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.
    Make sure your drive is switched on and properly connected to your
    computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are
    properly terminated. Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter
    documentation for more information."

    I have run chkdsk from the repair console and it returned:

    'The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems'

    Is the Hard drive fried?

    I hope someone can help.
     
  2. jazz3000

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    Sounds like your hard drive to me. Sorry you have the problem. Let us know... Jazz
     
  3. Treguard

    Treguard Thread Starter

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    :(

    I managed to create a 10gb partition and it formatted that ok. So finally got in to installing windows however about 3/4 of the way through, it crashed saying it couldn't write to the hard drive. And just crashed out. I can still boot via CD but beyond that it is a struggle!

    Is it worth trying to replace the hard drive? Or shall I just bite the bullet and accept it's time for a new system?

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. jazz3000

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    If the system is good and fast and worth it too you, I'd say a new hard drive should be easy enough to install. I wouldn't tell anyone to run out and buy a new system, as many folks can't afford one. That's your choice. You could always opt for a new system and install a new hard drive on this one, and have a back up computer for whatever. Hard Drive installations on laptops are usually not that difficult. What ever you decide, let us know, we're always interested in the outcome...Luck, Jazz
     
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