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Seagate 2tb ate my internal HD

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Hello everyone, this is my first post. Need some insight. I own a Gateway FX laptop,i decided to bring to the desert with me on my deployment. I bought a seagate 2tb external hard drive, then after recieving it in the mail, I find out that the software couldn't be installed on my 64-bit system. Well I thought, not a big deal, b/c it still showed up in my computer, and allowed me to transfer files onto it. So I got a hold of my friends 1tb external, and transfered all his tv shows to mine. I didn't have much time to use it over here, but when i went home on R&R leave I decided to load my movies and shows from my desktop on it. The day before i leave to come back to the desert, I had it hooked up to my laptop, and i was ripping some of my anime so i could store it and bring it back with me. Out of no where, i get the blue screen of death, with irql not less or equal error. My system reboots, and next thing i know it goes from me being able to do 10 things at once, to not wanting to even open a single program. I open my diagnostics and see that its constantly spiking to 100%, and normally it doesn't jump above 33%. I took it to geek squad at best buy since i have the extra warrenty. I knew I had to leave the next day so I picked up an acer so I would have something to use when I got back to Iraq. I talked to my mother, and geek squad said that my gateway fx laptop hard drive was failing. The seagate works fine on my 32-bit system acer though. does anyone have any insight on this? i've been looking around on the web and haven't found much. can i only safely use it on a 32-bit system? thanks and greatly appreciated.

Edited by vittorio, 30 October 2009 - 07:16 PM.

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it's more likely that if the internal drive on the laptop is actually failing (which i take anything geek squad says with a grain of salt...) that it's coincidental and not related to the external drive...

gateway has a history of using less than stellar equipment (people say they're getting better...but i still have my doubts)
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