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Old 12-08-2008, 05:17 AM   #11 (permalink)

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4 hours is the bare minimum keep in mind. 24 hours is optimal.
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So I keep testing for 24 hours? I tested it for like 8 and there were no errors. Then another 2 hours and no errors. Everytime I boot up it says I have a hard disk error. When I first built it, it worked perfect for an hour then after that everything goes really slow. If I try to load a file from a usb, it crashes.
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If you tested for 8 hours it's very likely nothing is wrong with your RAM. I would move on to the hard drive now.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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How do you test the hard drive?
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Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

use the HUTIL utility. burn it to a disc just like memtest, then boot from the disc.
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Well I'm not sure how long the test for the Hard Drive is suppose to take, but once I popped it in a couple seconds later this is what I got.

TURBODSK 2.42 Drive C:

Size: 4096 Kbytes
Sector Size: 512
Boot Entries: 384
Sectors/Cluster:4
2040 clusters (FAT12)
Memory: Extended (XMS)



Correct me if I'm wrong but its showing my RAM?

It also says that my RAM is loaded at C:
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im sure it takes more than a couple of seconds. i'd let it run for a few minutes (or hours) and see what it says. i cant tell you specifics, i have WD hard drives.
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Well I didn't get a scanning thing, I got a program that was suppose to set up my hard drive...and so basically I deleted everything off the hard drive and I guess I installed it to make it usable?
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ok if that utility isnt the right one, try the ES tool from the same website. which one did you try? the HUTIL or the disc manager?
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SeaTools is the best utility out there. Tests all drives properly even ones not produced by Seagate. Burn the ISO just like you did with MemTest . Once it's burned click on Test at the top and choose the Advanced Test. Should take two or three hours to complete.
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