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Old 02-29-2008, 12:23 AM   #21
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It failed the short and long tests?

If so, it's definitely time for a new drive. How old is the drive? It could be still covered under warranty.
yes it failed both those tests..its bout 3 yrs old..warranty is up lol...so you think its just a hd problem? or thats just one of the problems?
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:40 AM   #22
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Yup. If it failed the tests, it's the drive. No need to worry about the rest of your system.

You should double check the warranty period. Some of them things carried a 5 year warranty.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:48 AM   #23
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Yup. If it failed the tests, it's the drive. No need to worry about the rest of your system.

You should double check the warranty period. Some of them things carried a 5 year warranty.
ok i'll check for warranty..if it is up..what brand do u recommend? western digital?
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Yea, they seem to be the drive to get right now. Quiet, reliable. I also like the Seagate drives. Most of mine are Seagate drives, with a Hitachi and Maxtor or two thrown in.
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Yea, they seem to be the drive to get right now. Quiet, reliable. I also like the Seagate drives. Most of mine are Seagate drives, with a Hitachi and Maxtor or two thrown in.
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Default Re: Harddrive is Failing..

When you reinstall windows will it run Ok with just that on? are you putting your firewall on before you go online?.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:23 AM   #27
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When you reinstall windows will it run Ok with just that on? are you putting your firewall on before you go online?.
yea it runs fine but i cant reboot without getting an error message...ima use my 250 dollar budget and beef up this boring pc a lil..Couple questions


will this video card work on my pc?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-5202

can i use this power supply?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ADC-803831-RTS

how is this hd?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0&sku=THD-80JB


will my mb support this?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P511-1066

Can you guys recommend me a cheap sound card? my budget is only 250...and so far with all these parts i've spent 178 dollars(this includes shipping)

Is it stupid that im pouring all this money into such a old pc? if so what do u suggest i do? saving up is not an option since i only get 200 a month and cant go without a pc
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How about this HDD bigger and allot cheaper http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128712
For a wider range look here http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Hard-Drive...%22-IDE-Drives
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How about this HDD bigger and allot cheaper http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128712
For a wider range look here http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Hard-Drive...%22-IDE-Drives
the hdd thats failing is a maxtor..i can't trust that brand anymore lol..thanks though
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