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Windows 7: Cleanest download of Win Home Premium?

21 Sep 2013   #11
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I ran this the other day & got the following error message:

Shift+F10 > diskpart > list disk > select disk 0 (only disk showing up under list disk) > clean all

I let it go the first time for over 24 hours & it never got past the blinking cursor. I tried a couple more unsuccessfull times the following few days & finally got this error message on multiple runs:

Any idea what the issue is now? What next series of steps should I follow?

Thanks for the help everyone as always.




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21 Sep 2013   #12
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

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I'd run some diagnostics on the hard drive.
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21 Sep 2013   #13
theog

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02 Nov 2013   #14
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
This one seems to be quite a list for Western Digital, can anyone suggest what file I would need to download? It's a 500g WD laptop drive.

Do I need to download the files at BOTH of these links you provided, or just one or the other?

Ok so here is step #2 from this link:

Western Digital - I've had issues with running this from a CD/DVD - try the Hitachi DFT (on older/IDE systems) or the Seagate SeaTools (on newer/SATA systems) - WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS Download the Diag504fCD.iso file on this page: WD Support / Downloads / Legacy Internal / WD Raptor
I have hosted a zipped copy of the ISO that I use (at work) here: http://www.box.net/shared/gl0fifqgj4


So I assume I want the Seagate Tools? Or do I need to download the
Diag504fCD.iso file?

I guess I'm just confused which one I'll want to run?

Do you guys think it's even worth it? If a HDD is having issues booting for install, is there really anything that can be done? Should I just replace it? (as cheaply as possibly I might add)
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02 Nov 2013   #15
gregrocker
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This ISO can I believe be burned to CD using Windows Image Burner to run Data Lifeguard diagnostics: Western Digital Data Lifeguard CD ISO (extract first)

I also found this WD Data Lifeguard Create Diagnostics Flash stick

If you can slave the HD to another PC you can run Data Lifeguard for Windows from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2. They haven't posted up the ISO links for CD.

Otherwise Seagate Seatools can diagnose but not repair
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03 Nov 2013   #16
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This ISO can I believe be burned to CD using Windows Image Burner to run Data Lifeguard diagnostics: Western Digital Data Lifeguard CD ISO (extract first)

I also found this WD Data Lifeguard Create Diagnostics Flash stick

If you can slave the HD to another PC you can run Data Lifeguard for Windows from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2. They haven't posted up the ISO links for CD.

Otherwise Seagate Seatools can diagnose but not repair
I could try & slave it to my main PC, what would I need a USB to USB cable? I'm not sure what I have to be honest.

Or should I just remove it from the laptop & hook it up via SATA internally? (are laptop SATA's & regular PC SATA's the same?)

If not I will try the WD Data Lifeguard. So it will actually repair as well as detect the problem?
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03 Nov 2013   #17
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

SATA is SATA, it's the same physical connection in a laptop and a desktop. The drive should work regardless of whether its SATA 1,2 or 3. It shouldn't be a problem slaving it in your desktop PC.
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21 Nov 2013   #18
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you can slave the HD to another PC you can run Data Lifeguard for Windows from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2.
Ok I am running the Extended test right now via slave on my main computer. It just started so I will update once it's finished.

So this will diagnosis & also repair then?

There was an option to "Write 0's" I think that said it would rewrite the entire drive.

Is that a step I will want to complete or will the Extended Test rewrite once it's done?

Thanks.

BTW the drive had a SMART Status of FAIL when I first opened the Lifeguard program. My other 2 drives passed. (although I believe one of my other drives also has some errors & makes noise upon start up)
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21 Nov 2013   #19
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Well it already failed out of the Extended Test saying "too many bad sectors" so I'm just trying the Full Erase in Write Zeros, I guess we will see if that fails out too.

If it fails out of Write Zeros, it's totally dead then right?
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21 Nov 2013   #20
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok so now I keep getting the error message over & over but with different sector numbers:

Sector #2340984-09820934809328::Write Zeros error! Continue?

I've hit continue 20 times, clearly there is just a ton of bad sectors. I'm not going to keep at this all night, I just think it needs replaced at this point unless someone else has any ideas.

I found one on ebay, brand new for $54:

500GB Hard Drive for Acer Aspire 5720 5730 5735 5738 5740 5745 5750 5820 5910 | eBay

And a refurb for $46 - but buying a refurb HDD kind of scares me...

500GB Hard Drive for Acer Aspire 5720 5730 5735 5738 5740 5745 5750 5820 5910 | eBay

not too bad I guess. Anyone know of any where that has them cheaper?

Thanks.
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