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Problems with hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thelamecoolguy, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. thelamecoolguy

    thelamecoolguy Thread Starter

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    I have a 640GB hard drive, a 250GB external hard drive, and a recently purchased 1TB hard drive. The 640 GB hard drive has been giving me some troubles.

    Here's the screenshot from disk management.
    http://i.imgur.com/1ZLEb.jpg


    I was using Linux Mint live CD to boot up my computer for some time and at first it was working properly then it stopped showing a partition (other partitions worked without problems). And when I installed Windows the hard drive didn't show at all (this is after I got the 1TB hard drive where I installed Windows XP). I checked disk management, where the hard drive was shown. I tried some option called ''convert to basic disk" or something (I don't remember exactly) and the hard drive then worked!

    I installed Windows 7 and ran disk management again and it showed the drive as "Online" (Errors) or something (this might have been the case in XP as well, I don't remember exactly). The hard disk has been working fine until now.

    But I suspected something wrong so I got this software called Hard Disk Sentinel to be sure.
    Here are the results for the drives.
    1. 640 GB
    http://i.imgur.com/MhQ6v.jpg

    2. 1TB
    http://i.imgur.com/Jp2FM.jpg

    3. 250GB External
    http://i.imgur.com/XRZKa.jpg


    There's also some problem with my external hard drive. I doesn't get detected all the time and in some cases gets disconnected - cable problem?

    Anything I can do about these problems? Any way to repair?

    Also, I have Windows 7 on my 1TB drive. I have 4 partitions created on this hard disk, and there's lot of unallocated space too. But when I try to create a partition on the unallocated free space, it tells me that the disk needs to be converted to dynamic disk and I won't be able to start any other installed OS from this drive. I don't have any other OS installed right now but I would very much want to create a partition for Linux (a small one maybe) so what should I do? Go ahead with it? Here's the warning I get:
    http://i.imgur.com/TlUhD.jpg


    Here's the info from TSG SysInfo app:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3839 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 27650 MB, Free - 5993 MB; D: Total - 51199 MB, Free - 8257 MB; E: Total - 163842 MB, Free - 4401 MB; F: Total - 235523 MB, Free - 4097 MB; H: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 17047 MB; J: Total - 175277 MB, Free - 12801 MB; K: Total - 163839 MB, Free - 18122 MB; L: Total - 204799 MB, Free - 7403 MB; M: Total - 66559 MB, Free - 2767 MB;
    Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, K9N2GM-FIH(MS-7508)
    Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled


    Thanks for all your help in advanced.
     
  2. thelamecoolguy

    thelamecoolguy Thread Starter

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    No one has any suggestions??
     
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