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Vista help need ASAP

Lawman82

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#1
Well guy here the problem, I reloaded vista 32 and not the program is stating my hard drive is bad or needs repair, everything seem to be work fine, but I can not load any programs to the system by my opt. driver, internet is fine, have download all updates to date, anyone seem this problem before?
 

Lawman82

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#4
Well this is crazy, now it is showing no error but to finish system back up. I'm going to check the chipsets next but everything is working, I checked the performance it was 5.4, the error was: failing hard drive, replace or repair, also ask to make backup disk. that has seem to stop, did get office 2007 to load and work fine.
 

Dark Atheist

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#5
might be an idea to get the tools for the drive from the manufacturers website, i had that with a Samsung drive - did a deep test on the drive and it showed bad media, where as before that and chkdsk said the drive was fine, i did low level - or wipe it using their tools as it suggested but after the third time of nearly losing the drive i jut copied everything off it and throw it away.

Lucky i had a spare 1.5gbps 200gd sata laying around, wasn't happy i lost a 400gb hard drive though
 

Lawman82

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#6
I reloaded the chipset drivers and it mess up my internet card drivers, I fitted that by reloading them from my disk. I will check seagate for any hard drive tool, I'm like you Carpo, I don't want to lost a 500gb drive either, everything seem to be work better.
 

Lawman82

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#14
Well By seagate's program I have a bad drive it failed the long and short scan, this sucks, just purchased it from tigerdirect about 7 months ago, glad I only pay $99.00 for it. What makes it so bad is vista 32 is running pretty dam good on it.
 

Lawman82

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#16
This is so wield, the driver is working well, no problems at all, still I rec'd the back up message from time to time, which I have done already, other than that everything is working well. I loaded Crysis and have not found any problem I don't know to remove and replace this hard drive or ride it out for a while. What do you guys think?
 

Dark Atheist

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#17
back all your stuff up - wipe it - return it - get a new one, because if its saying its bad now and the seatools is saying its bad - its only a matter of time before it goes completely, could be days,months or even years but it will fail, and as i have found out, it will fail when you need the contents of the drive the most
 

Lawman82

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#18
Well, Carpo I'm going to pick up another drive tomorrow and mail this one back to seagate, I found A Western Digital 500GB SATA for about the same prices as the one that died on me. I just hate doing all this again.
 

Lawman82

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#20
Well Carpo, that was a bust today trying to find another drive at a good price, everyone here are basiclly sold out, and delievry are slow due to bad weather, good news is this one is still hold up well so far.
 

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