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08 Jul 2009   #21
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I was thinking the same thing, but when he said " the documents of purchase state 500GB HDD " i thought it came with 500GB. :S


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08 Jul 2009   #22
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Drives are sold by the decimal measurement since that is the physical capacity used there. You wouldn't buy a drive that was listed as 465gb but would a 500gb simply being more of a rounded off figure to start with. Plus you have to take into account drives being used for other OSs besides Windows.

Now if you simply convert the gigs into bytes you can also see where the 500 figure also comes up in binary form as well exactly exceeding 500 with 500, 105, 211, 904 for the 500gb host drive here as seen in the image. That figure will vary between different models by the same brand as well as when comparing others as well.


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09 Jul 2009   #23
Mya

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, build 7100)
 
 

I had no idea about that + i hate any kind of maths...
And im a she not he.... (guess that explains a lot no?)

Anyway Wipe Drive removed everything.
Il try installing vista a bit later and see how it goes.

Just one more thing...
You guys talked something about a drive being bad or something...
Yes it got me worried. How do i check if everything is good with my comp :S
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09 Jul 2009   #24
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With most of the older brands of drives(WD, Seagate, Maxtor) you can go directly to their support section and download their diagnostic tools. A freeware like HD Tune is another one for quick scans and performance charts you can download and run as a stand alone utility from HD Tune


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12 Jul 2009   #25
Mya

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, build 7100)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
With most of the older brands of drives(WD, Seagate, Maxtor) you can go directly to their support section and download their diagnostic tools. A freeware like HD Tune is another one for quick scans and performance charts you can download and run as a stand alone utility from HD Tune
How can this be a stand alone utility if what i get from the homepage is an install file not an iso or anything thatd be bootable from cd on a comp without OS...

Well the vista cd is not working on the new laptop even tho everything is wiped off... it DOES work on the one i am using atm (Acer Aspire 5720z)
Did a vista reinstall just to check if everything runs fine, and it does.
So i will be bringing the lappy to servce 2morrow that they should replace the comp or something.
I checked the net for the error it is giving me (one i wrote down in first post)
many people said there was a problem with ram :'(

So i guess because of faulty parts in the laptop? The win7 crashing and not working right with most anything could also be cause of the comp?


why does this always have to happen to me ...
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12 Jul 2009   #26
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

WD and others always had a separate floppy download you should be able to burn to bootable cd. You manually start the dos type of tool at a prompt. I would need a manufacturer's support page for that model to look over the specifications for which brand of drive is used.

Bad ram, bad drive, weak cpu? Any of those will cause a list of problems! You know something is wrong when two different versions of Windows refuse to install?

If this is under a warranty I would be right back there to have them fix or replace the unit. But something's apparently wrong with it.
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12 Jul 2009   #27
Mya

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, build 7100)
 
 

ofc its under warranty i bought it a week ago! >.<
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12 Jul 2009   #28
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

At least you're covered! whew!

I would jump on that fast since it seems to be an existing fault bought like that brand new where you can return the unit for exchange or refund as long as you didn't do too much to risk voiding the warranty itself. Go back and say "hey what's wrong with this?!"! Hopefully they will simply put you into a working replacement without fuss!
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13 Jul 2009   #29
Mya

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, build 7100)
 
 

They will :P i braught it back they took it to check and exchange if it really isnt working (yes it pays off to wear a skirt...)
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13 Jul 2009   #30
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

At least that saves you some headaches of being stuck with a nice large paperweight! Let's hope they know how to fix it correctly if it isn't simply replaced.
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