As indeed does the Hitachi in the basic fitness test.. Here are the instructions. Becuase the computer will not load Windows you need to create a bootable disc as per the instructions here.
Experiencing a potential hard drive failure can be one of the most disruptive computer problems users might ever face. Even though the hardware can be replaced, the data and software on it might be irreplaceable. We have found that, in many problem situations where hard drive replacement occurs, the replacement could have been avoided. That's because most hard drives returned by customers are not actually damaged-meaning that the problem was caused by something other than a hard drive malfunction.
To help users quickly determine whether or not a hard drive is really malfunctioning, Drive Fitness Test (DFT) — part of the drive fitness technologies -- uses a PC-based program that accesses special hard drive microcode, enabling users to diagnose proper drive operation.
To run the DFT, you must download the appropriate creator or image and create a self-booting media.
You may create the media under Windows (using the Windows OS version) or Linux (using the binary image), but you must start your system with the DOS-bootable diskette to run DFT.
- Drive Fitness Test User's Guide (426 K)
Guide to using DFT Diskette creator for Windows OS (2,130 K)
- Creates self-booting media to run DFT | Read Me | Having trouble creating the bootable diskette?
- Binary diskette image for non-Windows OS (1,440 K)
Creates self-booting media to run DFT | Read Me
- CD image (2,720 K)
Edited by Macboatmaster, 29 March 2011 - 06:55 AM.