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Windows 7: W7 install problems

01 Aug 2009   #11
Antman

 

The info re: LightScribe and DL is not applicable. You are being told that if you want to use either feature, you need to use DVD that is compatible. You are not attempting to do either.


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01 Aug 2009   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sahlomonic View Post
$30 is quite a lot for just a test that may end up being a waste of money if the drive is unrepairable. $30 could go buy a new HDD if that's what it comes down to. Are there comparable free programs like Spinrite (I didn't see any free trials of that program)?
Yes I understand your point. No, there is no trial just a 30 day money back guarantee.

I use Spinrite to scan NEW hard drives before I trust them with my valueable data. Spinrite works with the SMART utility built in to hard drives and will give advance notice of failing drives. I feel that was worth $30 some ten years ago. The last SATA drives I purchased (used) were $50 or more. It was well worth it to me to know the drives were in good condition before I started using them. Also I could have returned them if they were bad.

Spinrite will also mark bad sectors so they will not be used and corrupt your data. So it can salvage drives with some problems and make them usable again. Has more uses than just confirming a bad hard drive.

I agree with snuffy you should run Windows checkdisk and see what is says about the drive. Go for it!

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