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Would you say this is hard drive failure?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BurnleyFCFan, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. BurnleyFCFan

    BurnleyFCFan Thread Starter

    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm currently trying to fix a problem witha laptop it has windows 7 installed. Startup Repairs returns the message that the system volume is corrupt. I've been running an administrator command prompt and chkdsk is telling me that the hard drive is write protected so I've then through command prompt used DISKPART which told me the disk wasn't write protected but I ignored that and told it to clear write protection anyway to be doubley sure it wasn't write protected. Anyone know what might be the problem. Windows won't boot up. In system recovery options where you can open an explrer window and you can see the X: boot drive and C:\ hard drive if I try to access the hard drive it freezes up until I click cancel think off the top of my head gives some error message about write protect after clicking cancel. I can run regedit but it seems as though even though DISKPART is telling me the disk isn't write protected it somehow is. Is the hard drive just ruined or does anyone have any suggestions?

    There's also a hard drive diagnostic in the BIOS which refuses to run gives some read or write error.
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk. Download their testing utility, the one that runs from a bootable CD. Run the extended/extensive test.

    That is the best way to know if the disk is good or bad.
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