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labtop harddrive going dead?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by d2981, Dec 10, 2003.

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  1. d2981

    d2981 Thread Starter

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    freezing during installing software/running software

    numerous, error messages on boot drive stability

    during format/partion, it took a long amount of time, and numerous attempts, file alocation errors

    please help its a 8100 dell dimension

    is the HD about to die? does it have a virus?
     
  2. Triple6

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    It does sound like the drive, do you know who its made by? If so download and run their diagnostics on the drive, it can also sometimes do a low-level format to complete wipe it.
     
  3. active95

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    Adding my 2 cents here..
    If the format finds a lot of file alocation errors.. it's a sign that the hard drive will gave out. If u are still under the waranty get dell to send a replacement ..
    If not under waranty , well shop around and get a new hard drive. Sooner or later the drive will gave up , and it might be at a crucial point.
    HTH
     
  4. Piringa

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    Har Har Har, another entry with inproper grammar. Gotta love it. So yeah make sure to back up your data on a cdr or something dude.
     
  5. moebius

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    do a surface scan on the drive... use doc memory to check ram
     
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