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I got this message when I turned on my PC today.


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all i can do is try. I just hope the XP OS is on the recovery discs lol. i cant stand vista and i dont want to upgrade to that. I want to see how Windows 7 works out first.
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If you have the recovery discs already made then u will be fine. Get the larger hd.
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Edited due to duplicate post

Edited by rshaffer61, 14 April 2009 - 11:55 AM.

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all i can do is try. I just hope the XP OS is on the recovery discs lol. i cant stand vista and i dont want to upgrade to that. I want to see how Windows 7 works out first.




Vista has gotten a bad name due to the earlier releases. With the release of the SP1 for it I have found it to be stable. My inlaws just bought a new system that had Vista Sp1 installed, and after playing around with it for a couple of hours I found it really wasn't much different then XP. Some of the commands are alittle different and the look of it has changed alittle. All in all it seems good. Windows 7 is not scheduled for release till early next year but that could be late this year if things change. The only issue with Vista is drivers and that is getting better even now.
Also support for XP is scheduled to end about July according to Microsoft.
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Also support for XP is scheduled to end about July according to Microsoft.

http://www.askvg.com...-april-14-2009/
Look at the link above too. It's from the blog of a Windows MVP.

Vista is ok for me, but I prefer XP. Windows 7 is how Vista should have been when it was released.
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Go Here for your system specs

Go Here for your motherboard specs

Now it seems you can run either a IDE or Sata hd
That being the case you should be fine with either hd you picked


I went to best buy today and they told me that I can only get an IDE HD because my PC will not support a Sata HD. Is this true?

Edited by MattCharles, 14 April 2009 - 09:38 PM.

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This is what it says on Your motherboard Specs


Storage Two UltraDMA 100 IDE connectors

Two Serial ATA connectors <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<SATA Controllers 2 of them

Unless they have information I don't have this shows you can. The best thing to do if you can is to take a picture of the inside of your case, Maybe a couple of good clear shots. Use a good digital with good zoom on it. Upload the pics in your next reply and I can see it better.

If your attachment is to big to attach then go Here. Register and upload your file. Then reply with the link located to the right of your now uploaded file on Mediafire
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i checked my second hard drive and its IDE hard drive. I also read over the info you gave me and it had all the information. So what should I do? Does IDE have 750 GB HD?
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I can only find 500gb drives on the sites I use. I will keep looking

Edited by rshaffer61, 15 April 2009 - 09:14 PM.

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Ok now I am VERY confused! I haven't been on my PC in a few days. I logged on today (on it now lol) because I remember some other things I wanted to save. I did not get that message that I needed to replace my HD and the Health of my HD is 92% now, not 1%

Why is that?!?!?!?! lol this is VERY confusing!
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It could be still the hd is failing and you are having a good moment with it. There may have been a damaged sector that may have been repaired. It could be a ribbon on the hd or a problem with motherboard. Try it and see, get as much of your data backed up as you can just in case. Keep us informed so we can help along the way
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http://www.disk-monitor.com/

Try running that and see what your hd health is. Things like this happen sometimes. Once, my laptop completely crashed, and the CMOS got messed up. I find that if I give the laptop time to "rest" (about a week) it will take more time to freeze in Windows (about 5 hrs. before freezing). Compared to when I tried turning on the laptop right after I did a hard restart. (froze in about 30 min.) Rshaffer's explanation is the best one for this weird problem.
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http://www.disk-monitor.com/

Try running that and see what your hd health is. Things like this happen sometimes. Once, my laptop completely crashed, and the CMOS got messed up. I find that if I give the laptop time to "rest" (about a week) it will take more time to freeze in Windows (about 5 hrs. before freezing). Compared to when I tried turning on the laptop right after I did a hard restart. (froze in about 30 min.) Rshaffer's explanation is the best one for this weird problem.


Thanks Edge2022!
I downloaded this just now and it says that my health is 92% as well. However, my second HD is 96% but the other program says it's 100%. I guess the other program rounded that one off lol. So What does this mean? My HD is ok still or it's playing a trick on me? I am SOO confused! I am however still treating this as I need to change my HD and I still have everything backed up. I am just saving some settings on here for later times when I do change the HD. I've had this HD for over 3 years almost 4. So I still think it should be good.
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Something might have temporarily happened to the hd. It seems ok now. I suggest you keep using your computer daily, and perform both disk checks daily too. See if you can notice the health degrading. You might want to check if the disk has any minor errors using checkdisk (chkdsk). Can you also post the model of your hd. Click on the link in my sig labeled "Everest Instructions" and follow the steps.

To use chkdsk, right click the drive you want to check and select properties. Then go to the tools tab, and click on check now... Check none of the boxes, and press start.

Also try defragging the disk. http://download.cnet...e...&tag=button
Go there are download Auslogics Disk Defrag. Install it and defrag the hd.

Other than that you look good to go.
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thanks again. I am actually thinking of still replacing the HD for more space. However, I am going to wait on that though because I want to make sure this one is still ok. I still do not get what happened with this HD though. I do not use my PC that much. Mostly at nights, but I turn it off every night before I go to bed so it does get rest.
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