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    Debbs Posts: 5, Reputation: 2
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    Dec 23, 2007, 05:04 AM
    Is hardrive DEAD
    Hi hope someone can help. Have recently had to format daughters hardrive due to lots of problems with viuruses and trojans ( despite warning her of what was out there :rolleyes: ). I managed to format OK, then tried to re-install windows. It got so far then there was a problem with the disk so had to stop. Well, after that when I switch on her PC if the hardrive and dvdwriter are connected nothing works, if I disconnect the hardrive the writer is fine. Hardrive on its own, nothing. Have also tried switching Ide cables, jumpers etc. Also tried her hardrive on my PC, same thing, ( though was OK until windows install ) I have also tried other hardrives and they seem fine. Is the hardrive damaged or dead ?

    Any help gratefully apprecitated;)
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    mani_jeddah Posts: 75, Reputation: -1
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    Jan 15, 2008, 10:24 AM
    I think there r some bad sectors on the hard drive try to attach it as client it will work but it can't copy some system files
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    Jan 15, 2008, 11:10 PM
    Set the jumper on the drive to be a salve or CB(cable select) and put it as the 2nd drivei n your PC and see if windows exploreer can see it, if not the drive is bad

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