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Old 02-22-2010, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having trouble getting Vista installed on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. The hard drive is a Fujistu MHZ2160BH G2 sata or ata drive.

I first went to the Fujitisu website only to get a message "Fujitsu Limited has transferred its hard disk drive (HDD) business to Toshiba". So I went to the Toshiba website only to be told hard drive diagnostics tools are only available to PC manufacturers?

I have also looked on the Dell website but can only find an EXE diagnostics program.

Can anybody recommend me a boot CD/DVD that will allow me to check the hard drive is working ok and has no errors and will also let me do a low level or full format?
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There are tons of free disk checking utilities out there for free and that you could boot from a CD to check. In fact Vista comes with one i believe - isn't there a diagnostics tool when you first start vista on the loading screen?

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Gparted will also work for formatting a drive.
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