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Old 03-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A bit baffled

I'm putting this in other as I am not sure what is going on.

My friend's laptop stopped booting randomly. He explained random BSODs beforehand and errors were popping up when I tried to reinstall two separate OSs, complaining about being unable to copy files to the hard drive (but only some files, not all). Assured it was a hard drive problem, I ran a diagnostic using UBCD, but, alas, the diagnostic for Hitatchi drives runs without error and says the drive is fine...

So...a possible false positive on the diagnostic....or something else?

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Possible false... Try running Spinrite, or some other error checking software on the file system... Could be a bad sector as I am thinking the diagnostics you are proabably running only check the SMART status of the drive and not the file system it self.
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