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Alright so I was an idiot one month and didnt scan my hard drive for viruses and such and it eventually got the bsod.

I ended up trying to reinstall windows thru booting the cd and I found that the install was MUCH slower then it has ever been. Eventually the copying files part gets done and my computer restarts but it does NOT goto the second part of the windows install. I've never encountered that before after reinstalling windows a good 300 times on many different types of computers so I figured the hard drive (Seagate 250 Gig)was screwed up but just to make sure I plugged it into a spare computer I had and installed windows on that hard drive fine and it worked perfectly so I thought it might have been my computer. I took the hard drive from the spare computer (Maxtor 40 gig)and installed windows in my main computer and everything worked fine. I tried the main HD again and it proceeded doing the same thing with the slow install and no 2nd part of windows xp install any help would be greatly appreciated this problem is hurting my head :)

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Use the seatools to write zero's to the drive so there is no software on the drive to interfere with the install.

http://www.seagate.c...nloads/seatools

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i'll try it out and post back with the results
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Well I did a test and it seems it is the hard drive

it passed the short test with flying colors but the long test failed about halfway in.

is there anyway to fix this or just to get a new hard drive?
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sorry double post

Edited by kushpolak, 31 January 2009 - 07:18 PM.

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If the HD utilities cannot fix the drive, it is almost dead and will need to be replaced.

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I scanned the hard drive with HDD Regenerator and it didnt even show 1 bad sector. Should it be working fine?
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As previously stated.

it passed the short test with flying colors but the long test failed about halfway in.

If the HD utilities cannot fix the drive, it is almost dead and will need to be replaced.


If you want to trust it, then go ahead. But we are recommending replacement based on the fact it failed the manufacturers test.
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