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Windows 7: Won't boot if remove 2nd flaky HD

10 Jun 2013   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

This does bring up a new issue I've never heard anyone talk about - I can't return this flaky drive while it has some of my data on it. It's only about 60 days old. Only cost about $90 at Newegg. I guess I could hook it back up and see if it will format but I don't like putting a flaky piece of hardware back in my system or formatting. What would you do?

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10 Jun 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


Have you run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by a full Disk Check to determine with certainty the drive's condition?

If the drive proves bad then I would contact the maker's Tech Support to set up an RMA, then do a secure wipe either from Win7 Command Line or boot the Win7 DVD or Repair Disk to do a secure wipe using the Command Line script given in Diskpart Clean All Command tutorial.
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