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Topic # 87246 23-Jul-2011 13:22
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i have an old Pentium 4 2gb ram and has no OS on it and i try to boot ubuntu it just restarts and it will not boot and i try to install xp and it cant format the hdd well it gets to 99% and fail  same with windows 2000

is there a way to know if the hdd is bad or broken ??

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  Reply # 497111 23-Jul-2011 15:11
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If you think its broken, it probably is.

But if its a seagate, download the seatools for dos iso and run it. if its a WD they have a similar thing.

HDDs all fail, its just a matter of if it is in or out of warranty.




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  Reply # 497165 23-Jul-2011 18:14
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richms: If you think its broken, it probably is.

But if its a seagate, download the seatools for dos iso and run it. if its a WD they have a similar thing.

HDDs all fail, its just a matter of if it is in or out of warranty.


thx mate

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 497181 23-Jul-2011 19:02
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Oh yeah, dont waste your time with the windows tools, they take forever and just dont seem to do anything. The dos seatools will give you a code to put in if its faulty for the warranty process so keep note of it because when I did it and didnt, the second time I ran it it gave the drive an all good because it had "repaired" the dying sectors by mapping them out to the spares.




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  Reply # 497195 23-Jul-2011 19:40
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richms: Oh yeah, dont waste your time with the windows tools, they take forever and just dont seem to do anything. The dos seatools will give you a code to put in if its faulty for the warranty process so keep note of it because when I did it and didnt, the second time I ran it it gave the drive an all good because it had "repaired" the dying sectors by mapping them out to the spares.


thanks man ill try this tomorrow morning thanks

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