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will replacing hdd can fix blue screen of death?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jaysonjohn.reyes, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. jaysonjohn.reyes

    jaysonjohn.reyes Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2019
    My cousin is willing to give his old pc to me but the problem is he said that when I turn it on the blue screen will immediately pops on.
    I have my own pc and I want to put my current hdd to it just to test if the hdd really is the problem of his unit. but im worried if my hdd will be infected of this so called blue screen of death too. is it really safe for me to try testing my hdd to his unit? Thank you so much and God Bless.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi, and welcome to TSG.

    A blue screen failure could be due to missing or corrupted system files on the HDD. Why they are missing or corrupted could, but not necessarily, be due to a failing hard drive. Unless your computer has the same or very similar motherboard as your brother's motherboard, there is a very good chance you would get boot errors trying to power up his computer with your HDD. Your HDD would not get infected with a Blue Screen of Death, and it would still work on your computer when you put it back.

    A better method would be to boot his computer from a bootable CD or USB drive containing HDD diagnostics tools. Many HDD manufacturers offer ISO files that can be used to create such bootable CDs or a USB drive. If the HDD passes the diagnostics test, a clean installation of the operating system might be the best way to restore the operation of his computer. How you reinstall the operating system would depend on what recovery methods are offered by the manufacturer of the computer.

    FYI, the TechTips and Reviews forum is for sharing tips you know of, not asking for tips on how to solve a problem. I will ask a moderator to move this to our hardware forum.
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