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What size are you looking for?
You have a 160 gb but what would you like?
What budget are you looking at?
You could get a 320 gb drive for abotu 43 with free shipping in the USA
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not sure if the Sea Tools is going to work. Says,


Model ID Serial Number Revision Test Progess
WDC WD1600BB-ooFTAO WD-WMAES18... 15.05R1 IDLE
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Well I guess that's about my budget for now....I am running the long test right now, this seems to be doing something. only 2% done, will let you know results.
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So it is about 1/2 done now. I am planning to run to Best Buy to get an internal drive if that is the issue. So let me know what steps to take when I get this to image over the files. The big question is.....will not the new hard drive carry over whatever error is on the old one?
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ok well your drive seems to be a Western Digital but SeaTools should work.
At least the new hard drive is twice the capacity as your existing one.
Lets see if there is a problem with your drive before making any decisions.
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Failed, siad 5 sector errors or something, recomended seatools, i clicked ok and it just ssys test failed. I have to run out, will grab a drive, let me know what to do to get started, assume I will have a new Hard Drive here in about 1.5 hours, thanks, gotta run to make store by close!
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You have a XP installation disk I take it then to reload?
If so then this tutorial will walk you through everything from start to finish.
Go HERE for step by step instructions on how to partition, format, and install XP fresh


http://lifehacker.co...atch-157578.php
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NO I have no XP Disc, it did not come with my computer when I bought in way back when! But....I have a new hard drive =)
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you had said something about making an image copy of the drive? Also, there are some programs on my hard drive I'd like to keep.
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I thought maybe I should try to run CHKDSK...., thouht I may be able to fix the thing this way before switching the entire drive....worth a try. It has replaced a few bad clusters so far (one of which was the one I thought was bad, as it stopped a spyware/virus test in last forum!) Fingers crossed.

Edited by halleyscomet, 04 January 2011 - 11:20 PM.

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ok are you running chkdsk /r or chkdsk /f
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not sure which....how you tell.....I did the right click on my C: Drive to properties
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Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem
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OMG!!!!!! My Computer is working again!!!!! I guess I can take the new hard drive back??? What to you suggest.....I was thinking I should derag it tonight? OMG, I can't believe it!!!!! WoW!!!!
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I think that was the one I ran, as it took all night and rebooted me into windows! It was 5 stages.
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