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Old 02-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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...check when a HDD was installed in a laptop?

I just got my laptop back from HP after a warrenty repair, and I noticed my HDD didn't sound the same. I also got a "Fail" with the HDD test in bios. It's not going back to have this checked at thier expense, but I'm wondering if they put a different HDD in my computer.

The other thing that makes me think this, is the HDD was reformatted. I had my Mobo replaced, but this service had nothing to do with my HDD. I didn't care cause I just reformatted it to send it to them. But when I got it back, there were new ad icons on the DT.

So besides knowing the serial number, I need a way to tell if this was the original drive somehow. Fast help would be great. This is due to be shipped out tomorrow.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Life support system for your hard drive.: HDDlife free download

that'll show your hdd's runtime.
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