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WannabePBA

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Hello. I have a question for everybody here. I have been having problems with my brand new laptop "corrupting" my hard drives. I'm on my 3rd hard drive in less than 2 months. Best Buy's "Geek" squad tells me that I have bad luck and I keep getting bad hard drives, but I think they are full of crap. So I went out bought a case for the drives to see if they would work externally. Well, they work fine. The problem is that when they were in my laptop I had my username password protected, so I can't access any of my documents on the hard drives now. I have about 4 years of data on there that I need to get out so I can format my drives and use them for something useful (btw, anybody in the market for an external hard drive? :whistling: j/k). Thanks in advance for any help.
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Just in case anybody was interested...

http://support.micro...om/?kbid=308421
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man you must be having bad luck if it work's good externally i recommend using tit externally to be on the safe side :whistling:

best wishes :blink:
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Well, I think its the boot sectors that are getting corrupted or something. The diagnostic test said that the SMART (?) section is bad, but that doesn't explain why I've gone through 3 hard drives in less than 2 months. I told the lady at Best Buy "Dont' you think its something else causing the hard drives to go bad?" She said "No, I must have given you a defective replacement." Whatever... I'll just keep taking it back to them and getting free hard drives. And then on my 4th replacement, they'll replace my computer.
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well if that works for you im sorry if i could not help :whistling:
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I would take the new computer... It could many things but not likely is it the Hard Drives
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