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Old 02-01-2005, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default after replacing my HDD :|

i had a defective HDD (which means 'doesnt work' apparently)

anyway, i replaced it with my older HDD, the 1 i had with the computer.

When i put the non defected HDD in, the computer seemed REAL SLOW!!!!! the windows xp took around 2 hours when it sed only 30minutes..i have all these bad sectors on the HDD..

what's wrong :| is it the bad sectors? (whats that :|)

it dont even start up.. it takes realllllll slow !

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Old 02-01-2005, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the hard drive translation mode in the Bios (i.e LBA/Large/CHS).
If the drive was originally set up using one translation mode but is now set to a different one in the Bios, I think you can get symptoms such as the ones you are describing.

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Old 02-01-2005, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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translation mode in the Bios?? how would i change it?
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