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Idk if my hard drive is screwed or not but a few days ago the master boot record got corrupted from a power outage i restored my backup every thing worked fine. Then yesterday i boot up widows 7 and after the loading symbol i get a blue screen i tried a backup again same thing. I made sure everythign was plugged in and fine. Then i get the error that widnows can't boot with the error code: 0XC000000E and it said windows failed to start. Not even start up repair via the windows 7 DVD works nor does a restore of my backup. I tried the hard drive in another machine same problem. I can not reinstall widows the same error comes up. Any solutions all i can think of is the HDD is dead but it passes the all the tests i put it through. I even zero filled the HDD. Please any help would be awesome.
    
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Is the hdd detected in the bios?
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Have you run a memtest of any kind?

The power outage may have blown your PSU, and it's incapable of power your system any longer, which could be causing the BSOD.

Download UBCD and run some of the tests on their. For testing HDDs, I use DBAN, which fills your harddrive with random data, and then reads it back to verify the integrity of your drive. After I get done with wiping, I zero fill and off I go.
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Please read the very long description. I tested the HDD in another system and i get the same problems with the HDD while the other system chugs away along with my sig rig which is the one the HDD started having problems. I can run windows 8 and game no problems on my main system. The hdd is detected i the bios i can choose it from the boot menu. I am still falling back on the hdd is screwed i have had it for 3-5 years now and it is only 30-50$ to buy a new one. I will try it one more time and then do the dban if all else fails i may just buy a new hdd but money is very tight atm.
    
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If you've tried the same part in two different computers and get the same problem, I'm not sure what the question is. Clearly your hard drive is dead.
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The question was since it does pass all the tests and I did zero fill it before the tests is there any chance it may still work for a storage perhaps? I was really trying to save the HDD since I am really tight on money. i just need to find a 500gig for 30-50$ then. Rep to those whom tryed to help. Greatly appreciated.
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The question was since it does pass all the tests and I did zero fill it before the tests is there any chance it may still work for a storage perhaps? I was really trying to save the HDD since I am really tight on money. i just need to find a 500gig for 30-50$ then. Rep to those whom tryed to help. Greatly appreciated.
The problem is that the tests can't necessarily detect every problem. Google did a study on their hard drives they use in their data centers, and one finding they had was something like 25% of drives showed no signs of failure prior to failing. In your case, this is like passing the tests but still being busted.

Do you still have a warranty on the drive? If so, you could probably RMA it.
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heres a HDD on Newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145299

With out being able to test the hdd myself and you seem to have limited tolls for testing the hard drive, i cant conclude one way or the other. I've gone through 3 customers computers this past week with bad hard drives.
 
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