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Windows 7: Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

05 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimaite x64
Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

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05 Jun 2013   #2


I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.
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05 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimaite x64

Is there any other way that i can figure out? Or should i go with your advice ?

Thanks a lot
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05 Jun 2013   #4


I don't know of any surefire ways myself, but maybe someone here on SevenForums does.
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05 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You simply remove 1 of the hard drives and start the pc, if you hear a noise, the bad drive is still plugged in. Take it out, plug the other drive back in and use that one, seems simple enough to me.
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06 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP


Run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by a full disk check on each HD after creating a full-disk partition from Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

This will tell you the definitive condition of each HD and prepare the good one for install.
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06 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimaite x64

Ok guys thanks a lot ! I will try what greggrocker said,since i am not very sure with my 'opening' skills :)
Thanks any way AddRam :)
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