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Windows 7: What's wrong with my HDD

20 Jun 2011   #61
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

My HD and DVDCD aren't attached hence the free flying Sata cables


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20 Jun 2011   #62
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

I left for a while, but now it's showing 2 removable drives with no size labeled c and d, presumably my disk and hd.
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20 Jun 2011   #63
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Any way to confirm what's faulty, I doubt it's my HD or CD, so how do I confirm if it's my motherboard, CPU, or CPU.

I just want to know before I go buying stuff I don't need.
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20 Jun 2011   #64
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Have you booted into windows yet? If not, have you tried a reinstall? You said you changed the battery. Are you sure it is installed correctly?
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20 Jun 2011   #65
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

No, yes failed due to lack of a HDD to install windows on, yes it is.

Having the same problems before and after, but it was the only possible problem solvable through walmart.
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20 Jun 2011   #66
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Well, I'm confused. You said it showed your HD, you then said you doubt it's your hard drive, then you said you didn't install for lack of a hard drive. I don't understand. As for teting. You can test memory with Memtest86, Cpu with prime95 and GPU with Furmark. Those ar very long tests. And, if you run prime95 be certain to watch your cpu temps closely. Use coretemp64 and/or real temp.
I don't know how you can test the output of your PSU Go to bios and watch hardware monitor it should tell you your voltages +12V should be +/- 10% as should the others.
If I were you I would get a new hard drive and install windows.
How to Ready an SSD / HDD to Reinstall an Operating System -you don't need to run 'clean all' on a new hard drive. If you use your old hard drive I would run the clean all command for sure.
There is no test for a motherboard as far as I know. If all other components pass tests, the logical assumption is motherboard. Hope some of this helps.

Memtest86
Prime95 -you'll have to register, but they are both free
Tutorial how to run memtest86
Tutorial how to run prime95
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20 Jun 2011   #67
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Well, I think you should invest in a 10 pack of blank CDs at Walmart. Burn some of the utilities suggested in the numerous previous posts. Use your sister's computer or a friends. See if you can test your HD & CD/DVD drive on another computer. Or get a known working CD/DVD that can be plugged into your computer & boot with one of the utility Discs.
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20 Jun 2011   #68
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Well, I'm confused. You said it showed your HD, you then said you doubt it's your hard drive, then you said you didn't install for lack of a hard drive. I don't understand. As for teting. You can test memory with Memtest86, Cpu with prime95 and GPU with Furmark. Those ar very long tests. And, if you run prime95 be certain to watch your cpu temps closely. Use coretemp64 and/or real temp.
I don't know how you can test the output of your PSU Go to bios and watch hardware monitor it should tell you your voltages +12V should be +/- 10% as should the others.
If I were you I would get a new hard drive and install windows.
How to Ready an SSD / HDD to Reinstall an Operating System -you don't need to run 'clean all' on a new hard drive. If you use your old hard drive I would run the clean all command for sure.
There is no test for a motherboard as far as I know. If all other components pass tests, the logical assumption is motherboard. Hope some of this helps.

Memtest86
Prime95 -you'll have to register, but they are both free
Tutorial how to run memtest86
Tutorial how to run prime95
If I did it was a mistake it lists a C drive and a D drive, both empty with 0 media, and no space, will try your suggestions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Well, I think you should invest in a 10 pack of blank CDs at Walmart. Burn some of the utilities suggested in the numerous previous posts. Use your sister's computer or a friends. See if you can test your HD & CD/DVD drive on another computer. Or get a known working CD/DVD that can be plugged into your computer & boot with one of the utility Discs.
I attempted to try all these tools listed, but none of them work from a USB or I can't get them to.
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20 Jun 2011   #69
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Just want to look at this another way, my original problem was fixed after I cleaned the fan let my computer cooldown, rest for a good 10/15 minutes; It would boot, but it would freeze seconds to minutes into use(after I had logged into windows) would you say that the computer was just overheated, was a very hot night, or that there was another problem causing this?
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20 Jun 2011   #70
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If I were you, I would not have a hard drive in my machine that had meen filled with Trojans. Get you another hard drive, install windows and run these tests, fill out your specs so we know what hardware we are dealing with and explain to us exactly what is happening. You are there and can see it, we can't and can only help you if you explain things to us. An answer of yes.no.yes dosen't tell us very much.
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