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post #11 of 20
Go to Maxtor or what ever other HDD's you are using and download software to examine your setup/fdisk/format arrangment. also partition a HDD and leave xp sitting there as backup you never know when you may need a file?
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post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchc05
Yep, twice lol. I dont know what else to do. It's driving me nuts since I just bought this hard drive at christmas because my other one just died all of a sudden on me.
Hmm methinks before you get another hard drive you should check your power supply out.
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post #13 of 20
Wonder where he went, I'm out of here till he returns?
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post #14 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki
Hmm methinks before you get another hard drive you should check your power supply out.
Really? Other hard drives work though, its just this drive thats not working after reformatting it.

EDIT: I have a working copy of XP on an old 6gb hard drive that works fine, and a copy of vista beta 2 on a 20gb hard drive that works fine as well.
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post #15 of 20
No clue. But if one drive goes bad unexpectedly and the replacement drive craps out after a year I'd seriously start looking at other things.
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post #16 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki
Aye that may be true but if one drive went out after regular use and you replaced it and the drive you replaced it with went out after regular use it could indicate that either...

A. The Hard Drive gods are being petty and cruel towards you.
or
B. Something is making your HDD's that are regularly used go bad.
Haha, that could be very true. But the other drive I had to replace was used in a different computer, it was before I built this one. I just tried booting into windows on my 6gb drive that works and then connecting my 200gb afterwards but it doesn't recognize it then. And if I reboot the computer i'm stuck at the post screen again.
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post #17 of 20
Put the (posssibly BAD HDD in another rig and see what it does?) good luck and go to the manufact to trouble shoot with there free software? can't hurt to try all your option before beat'n it with a sledge! LOL
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post #18 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oknilp
Put the (posssibly BAD HDD in another rig and see what it does?) good luck and go to the manufact to trouble shoot with there free software? can't hurt to try all your option before beat'n it with a sledge! LOL
LOL, yeah I put it in my dads comp and it didn't get past post either so its gotta be somethin with the drive, just fixing it might be a problem. I'm not sure why or how it got screwed up, but I think I might be lookin at a new drive if I dont figure this out soon.

On the other hand, I was lookin at gettin a SATA drive anyways so maybe this is a sign

EDIT: I gotta go eat, but I'll check back in 15 min.
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UPGRADE AS MUCH AS WE CAN AFFORD ALWAYS!
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post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oknilp
UPGRADE AS MUCH AS WE CAN AFFORD ALWAYS!
lol, I'd love to just build a whole new rig but I need to buy a car first. Maybe in a couple months. For now I'll have to live with a 20gb hard drive
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