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Old 02-17-2005, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Symptoms of my harddrive dieing ??

I've recently been having trouble with my seagate 80GB SATA Hdd, and was wondering if you guys could help me out.

The first sign of this was when windows showed an error about how it had successfully recovered some data from the registry. Problem was this message kept popping up, so I did a system restore with a windows tool. After rebooting from this, windows said it needed to do some sort of task at a blue screen, and it started deleting files, then restoring them. After this, I was unable to load windows at all due to a message saying it couldnt find kernel.dll file.

I thought it may be a virus, so I booted from the XP disk, deleted both partitions on my hdd, formatted, and then reinstalled windows. However, after a few hours of use, i get the original message of how "windows has recovered some data from the registry." Mozilla firefox also said it was missing a file, even though it had been working. Finally, a little sheild at the bottom near the clock said to run Chkdsk utility, but that didnt help.

So is there a way to fix this, or shall i just buy a new Harddrive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-17-2005, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely sounds like broken hard drive, but before you buy a new one, you might want to check your hd power cable and data cable if they are somehow broken.

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Old 02-17-2005, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should run a hard drive utility from seagate. This will tell you if the hard drive has any physical sector errors.

Download that, follow their directions and let us know what you find in your log report.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've have those problem but it was because I had bad ram
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Could also be a virus hiding in Memory, Possibly a bad cable, mebbe needing low level formatted with the proper drive utilities

quite a few reasons thats justa start..

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Old 02-17-2005, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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test your hard drive and do a full low level format with this

The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
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