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Possible bad hard drive?

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About a month ago i built a pc with vista64,
specs
athlon64 4800 AM2
msi k9n neo v3
2x1gb elixer 800mhz
seagate barracuda 80gb sata
generic 400w psu (temporary)
7300gt (temporary)

all seemed fine but was brought back to me a while ago, it wasnt booting up, just hanging, pressed reset,
all i got when trying to boot was operating system not found,
when i went to the repair option on vista's disk it didn't find any os,
it seemed like it was formatted, no used space,
reinstalled again an it went through that ok, got stuff reinstalled, left it for a couple days,
went to go test it earlier and again, booting up, infinite loading bar again, reset - no operating system found, :banghead:
right now im reinstalling again, but changed drive setting in bios from ide to ahci, also removed the speed limit jumper from drive, (forgot to remove when put together:))
although i doubt those would cause a drive severe amnesia . . .
 

richjordan255

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it is your HDD i had a similar issue with a maxtor a while back its because of bad sectors nothin u can do about that one im afraid, i did a zero fill at one point it lasted a week hen went its wont be reliable id get a new HDD or if thats still in warranty get it swapped
 

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Does sound like the HDD. Do you have a "spare" HDD lying about that you could try out? That would let you know asap.....;)
 
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Storage hitachi 160gb (slightly fried) / hitachi 120gb ATA / Seagate 160gb / 2x ps3 seagate 60gb
Display(s) CTX EX1300F 20" flat CRT, 1280x1024@100hz / 19" benq FP91G X / 19" hanns-g (all free)
Case mesh server/gaming black case, 9x 5.25' drive bays, silvestone auto fan controller
Audio Device(s) onboard realtek alc850 7.1/soundblaster LIVE! ct4780 + kxaudio - sony home theatre surround
Power Supply winpower 650w, system draws around 470-500w under load(+all screens)
Software win7 64bit
Benchmark Scores ~16m trips/sec using mty trip generator. triple monitor gaming using SoftTH. 3840x1024
hmmm 5 year warranty, should be ok lol,
was planning on gettin a bigger one soon anyway, just a pain having to deal with this one,
no point trying to reinstall if its gonna go tits up, better go press the OFF button , , ,

edit - my main pc has eaten all my spare drives, but everything else on pc worked fine, ran tf2 until i got it back,
 

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hmmm 5 year warranty, should be ok lol,
was planning on gettin a bigger one soon anyway, just a pain having to deal with this one,
no point trying to reinstall if its gonna go tits up, better go press the OFF button , , ,
Sounds like a plan! Good luck!:toast:
 
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