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30 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Being new doesn't mean its not failing. If it is new, find a proof of purchase and contact the manufacturer of the hard drive. Usually they come with a 3-5 year warranty, and they should replace it for free.


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30 Jul 2010   #12
Sebpanas

Vista
 
 

I guess i'll have to do that, but why would it fail so soon?
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30 Jul 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

roughly 2-3% of all electronics made have a problem from the moment they are made. Your drive had a problem that got worst and worst with use. We usually call items like these DOA (dead on arrival).
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30 Jul 2010   #14
Sebpanas

Vista
 
 

Ah okay, thanks. But even so, it was working before, yet I still couldn't get the OS to actually load up and work. Do you have any idea why this would be? Could it be a hardware issue?
The laptop gets pretty hot, I think Sony have admitted to having problems with overheating Vaios, so is it possible that some of the hardware melted/warped?
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30 Jul 2010   #15
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The hard drive was most likely messed up from the start. Problems take time to develop. It's like a auto-immune disease. It's there for a long time before you notice it, and once you do, you're already screwed.
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30 Jul 2010   #16
Sebpanas

Vista
 
 

Ah okay, well I guess i'm not very lucky when it comes to hard drives. The reason I bought a new hard drive in the first place was because I couldn't install any OS onto my old one.

Well thanks for all the help, i'm going to take it into a tech shop tomorrow to see if they can work their magic and just make sure that it's the hard drive that's the problem at hand.

Thanks again
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31 Jul 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you do a full format on the HD?
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31 Jul 2010   #18
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you do a full format on the HD?
Would it matter on a DOA HDD?
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31 Jul 2010   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you do a full format on the HD?
Would it matter on a DOA HDD?
May not be dead.
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31 Jul 2010   #20
Sebpanas

Vista
 
 

How do I do a full format? When I had to choose where to install Win 7 I formatted the drive then? Is that what you're talking about?
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