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Windows 7: Is a damaged HDD causing my re-installing problems?

18 Mar 2019   #1
AdamRing

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Is a damaged HDD causing my re-installing problems?

Hello there,

ASUS X554L Laptop
Windows 7 64 bit

The laptop was running fine until I got an ALERT for Hard Drive possible problems.

So I copied my data.

Then i ran a scandsk and some clusters were damaged and were automatically removed.

However the alert box came back.

So I decided to do a clean install of windows 7 (good idea?)

However on finishing (and on the various re-re-installs i tried subsequently)
the usb's (2 x 2.0 and 1 x 3.0) all were completely unresponsive and not listed anywhere that I could find.

Also the internet drivers were not working.

So I thought I would burn the Chipset from ASUS onto a CD but I only got .601 files...so I got some Driver Manager .exe that I found online (tsk tsk) and tried to load that from the CD.

However that was pretty useless it seems... and even prompted the same Alert that the Hard Disk is in danger.

Finally my question: Am I right in thinking that a new Hard Disk will solve all these problems (the failed USB ports included) or is something else happening too?

Thanks for your time, let me know if anything is unclear, sorry!


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18 Mar 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. If the drive is having bad sectors its dieing and your flogging a dead horse as it will keep corrupting files. usb3 isnt supported in 7 without getting drivers. Get a new SSD a 480gig is now only 54
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18 Mar 2019   #3
AdamRing

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks, that's what I was thinking! I have already ordered a SSD because what you say is spot on. I was just worried that something else is going to come up and bite me because the USB 2.0 not being recognised really surprised me....
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