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This is the third time in as many years that I have had a hard drive completely fail on me. It always happens when I try to format it or install a new OS on it (formatting it with the OS disk). 90% of the time I have no problems formatting them, but on occasion I run into these problems.

Anyway, they all show up in my BIOS as the correct HD, they don't make any erroneous clicking noises (I have had a couple do that so I do know "the noise"). I can't format them with any type of bootable formatting tools (i.e. Ultimate CD utilities that write 0's to the drive, etc.) nor can they be formatted with any up and running OS. They get about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through formatting, then I get an error if I am lucky stating that the format failed, or was unable to be completed or something to that effect.

I don't quite understand what it is that I'm doing wrong. I don't mishandle it (I never touch the PC board). If anyone has any insight as to what it is I am doing wrong, please tell....or if this is common occurance, please let me know as well.

Thanks to all helpful OCN'ers ahead of time!!

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Dual WD160, RAID 0 Samsung IDE DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 Envision 22", Hanns G 19" 
PowerCase
OCZ Gamextreme 700 Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 DFI DK P35 8800GT 512 OCZ, Team 6GB Total 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Dual WD160, RAID 0 Samsung IDE DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 Envision 22", Hanns G 19" 
PowerCase
OCZ Gamextreme 700 Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 DFI DK P35 8800GT 512 OCZ, Team 6GB Total 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Dual WD160, RAID 0 Samsung IDE DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 Envision 22", Hanns G 19" 
PowerCase
OCZ Gamextreme 700 Antec 900 
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