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Windows 7: HDD is better than David Copperfield.

07 May 2011   #1

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HDD is better than David Copperfield.

A month ago I installed a new HDD with a new copy of Windows 7. Last Wednesday the new HDD got corrupt registry somehow. After 2 days trying to fix it I bought a new WD Raptor and installed Windows 7 again. The first HDD I move to D:\ and so on and so on. All good, back up and working with a few minor install hiccups.

Problem is now that the D:\ drive keep disappearing and reappearing. The HDD wonít start up with the system. I have to get into Device Manager and Scan for hardware changes to find the HDD. It picked it up ok. Tried moving file off it and itís SO slow. Taken 7 hours to move 20GB. Itís a 7200rpm HDD and its only month old. Itís the first time Iíve come over this sort of problem. Running like an old dog?? Unusual for me. If I lose a drive thatís usually it.

So my question is, can I run anything in system tools to check, diagnose or fix a hard drive. I can really work out what wrong with it. Works fine just doesnít get recognised on start up and is super slow. Any suggestions. Iím new to Windows 7 but have a fair grasp on things. Thanks for any suggestions.

Now Iíve lost the drive again after rebooting and Scan for hardware changes are not picking it up.


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07 May 2011   #2

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Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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08 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 (64bit)

Downloaded a few programs that you suggested. They check but don't really fix anything? The information was unavailable on that particular drive. I can see it but no program gave me any information on that HDD. All the other were normal health and passed all checks. I need the data off the drive. I can get in and move file but it's so slow it would be funny, if I didn't need to get 300GB off it. That would take forever. Or will take forever. It's only four weeks old. My drives have gone after ten years this could be a first after four weeks. If I have ever lost one before, it's gone for good. Unusual that it’s still letting me in. If it is a fault disc (which I think it is) is there anyway to give the arm and needle and tune and service. It's still the only moving part in a PC. It's like strapping a steam train to a F-22 Raptor. Just trying to think if there is anything I can do. Or just start moving the files off it slowly. I can put it back in to make it a bit quicker, I just thought it was easier to throw over the balcony if it was in an external.
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