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Windows 7: Simple Hard Drive Question and 64 bit in BIOS

19 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 
Simple Hard Drive Question and 64 bit in BIOS

I wanted to test my HDD but I'm not sure of the proper program to use.
I have an SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB .
I went to this site HD Diagnostic and found the Samsung site from there but the test they use doesn't list my drive.

I did find another tool that may be good http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...down&ppmi=1087

I would rather use something more mainstream as I have never seen this one used anywhere.

The second question, I'm running windows 7 64 bit home edition. In my BIOS I noticed one of the options was 32 bit and with an option to change it to 64 bit. I did change it back and forth but didn't notice anything, does this matter?
Thanks!

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20 Jul 2010   #2
MK2

 
 

Hi,

I don't know what you want to test, if it's the speed you could use a program like HDtune, Atto or CrystalDiskMark.
Some of them have some options to check your disks health as well.
If you only want to check if your drive is working properly I would use the diagnostic tool from Samsung, it's especially for your HDD.

MK2
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20 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MK2 View Post
Hi,

I don't know what you want to test, if it's the speed you could use a program like HDtune, Atto or CrystalDiskMark.
Some of them have some options to check your disks health as well.
If you only want to check if your drive is working properly I would use the diagnostic tool from Samsung, it's especially for your HDD.

MK2
I just wanted to get diagnostics setup on my computer, I had some BSOD's and a system freeze last week, RMA'd the MB. Not sure if that was the problem so I'm getting all the tools I need just in case.

Any Idea about that 32/64 bit setting in the BIOS menu?
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20 Jul 2010   #5
MK2

 
 

I think you mean HPET mode, should be set to 64bit if you have a 64bit operating system,
the explenation can be found on page 54 in your motherboards users manual.

Here's an explanation on Wikipedia: High Precision Event Timer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MK2
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20 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

MK2, thanks. It was the HPET mode, couldn't remember it. Just trying to review all the things that could go wrong in case the problem wasn't the MB. It was my first build and there's quit a few things I'm catching up on. My last computer was 9 years old running ME OS.

Theog, a lot of good references here that I can use. Thanks!
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20 Jul 2010   #7
MK2

 
 

No problem, if you have more questions just ask.

MK2
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20 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

I wasn't able to access the following site.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

Seems I don't have access to it. This is the message that I get.

Quote:

George1, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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21 Jul 2010   #9
MK2

 
 

I think it's the same as the one below: Crash and lockup debug 'How To' - Windows 7 Forums

I was mistaken, it's a different one, can't access it too.
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