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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

    Sep 16, 2006
    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.

    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

    2. 1TB

    3. 250GB External

    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:

    Here's the info from TSG SysInfo app:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    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;
    Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

    Thanks for all your help in advanced.
  2. thelamecoolguy

    thelamecoolguy Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2006
    No one has any suggestions??
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