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Old 06-15-2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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Hi, I have three HDDs one with 200Gb one with 250GB ( both WD) and one Maxtor with 40GB. Unfortunately the one where XP is installed (the 200GB) started acting weirdly lately and now when I try to boot the OS I get disk read error and the OS wouldn't boot. Sometimes it would even boot but for a very short time and then the OS would freeze. I went out and bought an external 250GB HDD so as to try and migrate the files from that drive and my question is will I be able to do that by connecting the broken drive to another PC? Also what do I do next with that drive as it's still under warranty, do I ask for a replacement or just reformat it? Thanks, Ljupco
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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Goto your HDD manufacturers website and download and run their diagnostic software on the drives.
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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Here, I'll do the job for you.
http://support.wdc.com/download/inde...pid=999&swid=3
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Kidding!

Actually, it could just be a reformat you may need too. Don't think your drive is caput, unless thediagnostic says so.
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