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Windows 7: acer hard drive failure, what now?

08 Dec 2011   #11
pointmanzero

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I went to , https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer and put in my SSID that was on my computer and then ordered a recovery disk for 42 dollars
So now I am off to get a new harddrive. I should be able to just pop in the drive and recovery disk when it gets here and it should boot up and start installing right?


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08 Dec 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Pity you could have had a clean install without the rubbish for $0.
This license was paid for when the PC was first sold.
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08 Dec 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pointmanzero View Post
The hard drive that went out was a seagate barracuda 7200.12 750GB. If I am buying a new one a might as well buy something a little better I suppose. You guys reccommend anything?/
If it is a boot drive, I'd lean toward Western Digital Caviar Black or Samsung.

Prices are likely up quite a bit from a couple of months ago.

You will have to format and partition it. I'm not sure if a recovery disk is smart enough to do that for you.
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08 Dec 2011   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have 3 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB without problems. You may just be unlucky or I have been lucky.
I was looking at Samsung Spinpoint but they seem to have caught up in price.
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12 Dec 2011   #15
pointmanzero

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I got a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black, it seem to be working fine, it is louder then my last drive.
Anyway I am back up and running thank you everyone for the help.
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12 Dec 2011   #16
theog

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That is Good News, well done.
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12 Dec 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

That's great news, congratulations. Also, western Digital Black drives ar almost always loud, but they are good drives.
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