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Samsung HDD causing problems.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by yuri221, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. yuri221 New Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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    Hey guys, my samsung HDD been acting really strange lately.
    At first my PC started to get stuck on "Starting windows" screen at boot and after a while it would stay there for hours.
    So I decided to just reinstall windows. After the installation was almost complete it would always get stuck on "Completing installation".
    So after fucking around for hours I discovered my samsung HDD was causing all of this. And I could install windows without a problem if I disconnected it.
    Now, I assume if I reconnect it again my PC won't boot ( I forgot to mention I have 2 hdds 1 samsung and 1 western digital).
    So the question is way could possibly be the problem and how do I fix it?
  2. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Dec 6, 2007
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    Your Samsung hard drive is faulty and you need to replace/RMA it. A faulty drive can quite easily pull down a system in this way.
  3. micropage7


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    could be from your hdd, or you can try to attach the hdd on other computer and test it
    i guess if its in warranty period, RMA it than risking your data on it
  4. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Apr 20, 2007
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    sounds like RMA time....

    you need to apply for RMA with SEAGATE, as they bought out Samsung's HDD division. Just make sure when you send it off you ask to have it tracked because I sent a HDD in for RMA with seagate and they never sent me a replacement for more then a month cuz they claimed they never recieved my HDD in the first place.

    They quickly organised a replacement to be sent after i provided them with the tracking details that showed my faulty hard drive being dropped off and signed for at one of their service centers.
  5. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

    Jan 28, 2012
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    Sounds like time to boot off an Ubuntu LiveCD, open a terminal and run the following (I'm assuming your hdd will show up as /dev/sda):

    sudo su -
    apt-get install smartctl
    smartctl -t short /dev/sda
    # wait 5 to 10 minutes.
    smartctl -a /dev/sda
    Nothing like a short smart test and smart logs to tell you if you're drive is really dying. Don't just go shipping it back to Samsung before you verify that it is faulty because then you could have wasted your time and money to ship it.

    What ever happened to testing drives before you RMA, my god people.
  6. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thread closed, kept the single thread (in Storage) open, please don't waste members time who are trying to help and who miss some responses in all these other threads you have opened.
    qubit and Aquinus say thanks.

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