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Old 03-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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It was a virus. After deleting the virus, PC works great again!

Thanks to setishock and jmacavali for the help.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #12
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Didn't do much though but glad you got it working. Stange that the virus caused such an issue.
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Well this morning it wouldn't boot until about the 10th time so it's probably the hard drive. I'm going to buy a new one. Any suggestions? This is what I have now, WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/8MB/SATA-3G.

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So will any Serial ATA SATA work or is there something else I need to be aware of? I don't see any hard drive with a "serial" as a specification. Are all SATA hard drives now serial?
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You might want to be aware that a while back there was a hard-drive shortage and the price of hard drives was supposed to skyrocket and there are limits on how many you can buy. Luckily I haven't had to buy one so I don't know if this is true or not.

Other than that, to my knowledge, any SATA HDD should work.
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Looks like I also need a 3.5 form????

The cheapest 500G I could find costs $83.

WOW ... my hard drive just made a sound that I've never heard before! Almost like a warning sound except it was more like a hum than a beep, hummmmm (pause) hummmmmm (pause) ...... It stopped after about 5 times.

I'm buying a hard drive now for sure.
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External hard drives are cheaper but would they be slower than an internal hard drive, concidering all hard drive specifications were equal?
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Yes. USB tech would be slower than internal software.
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Thanks for the help J Mac ... I bought this one:

Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s at TigerDirect.com
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Looks nice. Good luck.
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Thanks, it's suppose to be here today (Wednesday).
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