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Old 07-12-2004, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ahoy, been scouring the posts here for a problem related to mine. No luck. First I should say that I live in a big house with a lot of people and this computer is widely used. So some of the information may be a tad blury. My room mates comp was on the fritz. It first started about months ago. He turned the comp on one day and it got to the "Starting Windows" screen. The next screen was a quick shot of the blue screen of death, then the comp restarted. It was an endless cycle.

I checked it all out... he said "F" it.... just format the drive. So I format and reinstall XP pro. Alls fine and dandy for a week or to. Then he gets some message saying that some system32 *.dll is missing, and it wouldnt load the explorer. I dont know what caused this. So we're stuck looking at his desktop and playing with the Task Manager. He says "F" it again.... not much on there yet.... just reformat. And thats where I am now. I load the cd-up... start the installation, get a fresh partition in there.... format it. ................5%.................26%............ .....47%..............62%..............
............................72%..............72%.. ......................72%.

It stays at 72%. You could let it sit there for 10 hours and it wont get past 72%.


Anyone else have this problem. Any suggestions would me much appreciated.

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uhm.. when you format does it say anything about bad sectors on the hard drive?
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Nope. Nothing at all.... just wont get past 72... How would I go about checking and fixing it if it is bad sectors?
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try go to this site

http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html

download the diagnostic toolkit that designed to troubleshoot ATA or SCSI Seagate's hard drives.

or through online.
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No dice. SMART alert error or something..... I've resorted to having him send it to Seagate.
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you could write zeroes to the drive... that'll take a few hours, though
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Few hours is better than weeks for RMA to get back. How would I go about doing that?
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download, I think its called, firstaid from western dig
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