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Discussion in 'General Software' started by Franklinwallbrown, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Franklinwallbrown

    Franklinwallbrown New Member

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    Does that mean that my (my friends old) HDD is bad or can I just buy an OS and install it?
    Is there a way to test the HDD without fully booting?
     
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    What is the manufacture of the hard disk. The usually have bootable diagnostic disks.
     
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    Wd
     
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    Franklinwallbrown says thanks.
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    Use this small prog (attachment): it will tell you the health of your HDD.
     

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    Checking now...THx

    ...It didn't work ktr! It still says: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
     
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  7. ktr

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    It should work. Hopefully you know how to burn an ISO image. You can download the ulitmate boot cd (google it). It to has the diagnostic.
     
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    I got a Windows XP disk from my grandmother. I'm going to try wiping it.
     
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    If its a boot failure it would be a REALLY good idea to run a hard drive diagnostic on it before you reformat. The windows install could fail due to a damaged drive and it will be a lot of wasted time. Or you could get XP installed only to have instability or the problem reoccur in the near future.

    You can use a non-manufaturer diagnostic on your drive, although the manufaturer is preferred. Seatools is a good one. Ultimate Boot CD has plenty of options and its free!
     
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    Okay...
     
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    Do you only have this HD in your system? Otherwise, just an idea, check the jumper settings... Like my comp gets confused somehow if two hds are on master...
     
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    It is in my friends old computer. There is only one HDD in it.
     
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    check jumper settings and cable connections.
     
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    Ultimate Boot CD won't work either.

    You guys think I need a new HDD?
     
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    What didnt work? Were you able to boot the disk and start the diagnostic?
     
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    No, I wasn't able to boot either disk. Only: BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
     
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    Did you burn the disk correctly? Is your bios configured to boot off the CD drive first?
     
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    How do you burn a disk correctly? YES, the BIOS boots from a CD and only a CD.
     
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    You burn it as a disk image (the data is in the iso), dont just drag and drop the file to the disk.
     
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    Oh...Umm...Yeah...no...I didn't do that...I just dragged and dropped it. My B!

    How do you burn and .iso as an image on a CD?
     
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    Harsh guy...Imma noob...pity some.
     
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    clear the CMOS that got it to go away on one of my rigs
     
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    That might work...I got the Diagnostic to work, though.
     
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    :) Good luck, let us know what it finds out
     

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