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Vista Reports Hard Drive as Faulty!!!

Q: Vista Reports Hard Drive as Faulty!!!

Hi I ve just updated my Win XP PC to Vista All was going well with the installation full clean install until I came to choose which drive to load Vista onto My C drive had a yellow warning triangle next to it and I was informed my hard drive was about to fail Thinking this could be a glitch I chose to install Vista anyway All was going well until a few hours later Vista informed me that the HD was failing and Drive as Vista Hard Faulty!!! Reports I should backup my data This message repeated several times over the next couple of hours Vista Reports Hard Drive as Faulty!!! and eventually I got an option to disable it which I did Now the HD was brand new in Dec and I had no problems what so ever in XP apart from maybe a slow transfer rate a few times when I backed up large quantities of data to my Gb external drive So is this just a software glitch Or should I RMA the drive My System consists of CPU Intel Core Duo E MB Gigabyte GA P-S i P RAM x Gb PC PSU Akasa W GPU GTO Mb HD Gb Samsung SP C SpinPoint P Thanks nbsp

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A:Faulty Hard Drive

I will ask a Moderator to escalate your issue. A failed hard disk is covered under warranty. You may be asked to provide the hardawre fail code that the test gave you. I hope you have your recovery media available. You will need the recovery media  to recover the notebook to its factory delivered state.
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A:Faulty Hard Drive??

From the hard drive's manufacturer's web site, download and run the diagnostic tool.
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A:HELP Faulty Hard drive??

It is possible that the fall damaged the hard drive read/write heads, the hardware that positions the heads, and/or possibly the disc surfaces as well. This is particularly true if the drive was powered up at the time of the fall.

If this is true, it will cost you big bucks to have a data recovery company take the drive apart and attempt to recover all or some of data from the the disc platters.
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A:Faulty hard drive?

Sounds like a bad drive.

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A:Faulty Hard-Drive?

Put the drive in a freezer bag and chill it right down for an hour , then try again.

Sometimes works, and if it does then extract everything you can. It may be your only access chance.

If nothing else, you perhaps realise now that a HDD is only temporary storage, and must be backed up. They are cheaper these days but the quality and longevity has not improved.
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A:Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

Do you have any idea how long the scorch marks have been there?

In particular, have they been there longer than you have had blue screens?

If the drive passes all Seatools tests and behaves OK in operation, it's difficult to make a case for it being defective.

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A:Is my External hard-drive faulty?

What other devices are turned off?
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A:Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.


Are you able to access this drive from the command prompt? If so, try a chkdsk /R on it and lets see if that improves access.

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A:Faulty Hard drive? Or does XP just really suck

You can run diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure:

Depending on the brand:

Western Digital
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Good question!

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A:Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here
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A:Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned

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when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
to copy it over to another HDD > that is what they are going to do..
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A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

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It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
Sony eSupport - VGC-RC110G - Support
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It sounds as though it is full !
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A:S.M.A.R.T. reports hard disk is failing

When a failure is anticipated by S.M.A.R.T., the drive should be replaced.
You will need to re-install you operating system.

you can contact dell and they maybe be able to ship you a set of disks.
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A:new hard drive vista

olds79 said:

if i can take my new hard drive and use my 2 recovery disks and load them will i get everything i had from factory.Click to expand...

Can't guarantee anything, but that's absolutely the way it's designed and supposed to work. Boot to the first Recovery DVD and follow the prompts.
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ok here is what could be an option never done it myself but there is lots of people on the site who can advise just check that it is allowed legally it may also be possible to borrow a disk but not an oem and use your license anyway here is the link
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Post a screenshot of Disk Management.

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Hi Ushio and welcome to the forums

Unfortunately, I don't think that this drive is suitable for actually installing Vista on. Have a look at the HDD requirements here: Windows Vista Ultimate
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A:Faulty Vista To bootable xp blue screen


Originally Posted by felmor

If you have something didn't understand please tell me. thanks

So, it sounds like you are trying to have XP, Vista and Win7 all installed on one laptop on 3 different partitions ? You have a Vista SP1 Installation disk, and some kind of external drive-based Windows 7 installer thingie, and somehow XP gets worked in here too.

~AND~, I'm wondering if you have a hidden recovery/restore partition.

And you are using "Paragon Partition Manager", which sounds kind of no-name. Is it legit, or cracked ?

Are all the O/S disks legit ? If so, how do you get Windows 7 to install from an external drive ?

I'm wondering why your answer isn't to simply wipe the new Vista install and re-run it. Have you ran chkdsk on all 3 (or 4) of the partitions ? And if so, what were the results.

Big Picture Time:

Why are you doing this ? We all know what Vista is, and my assumption is that the only reason why you are installing it is because you have a legit disk, which calls into question the legitness of the other 2 O/S's and maybe THAT is why you are having problems.
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A:Hard Drive and Vista Issues

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A:Trying to install Vista on my new hard drive.

Because your install got a little farther after cleaning the CD, I would suspect that it is a media problem, DVD drive issue, or a little of both. If you have the iso file, burn the iso again at the lowest speed (4X should be fine) and see if the install completes.
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A:Hard Drive Keeps Runing in Vista

First I would recommend is updating Vista sp1 to Vista Sp2 (Service Pack 2). That alone solves many issues with hard drive runnning all the time etc.

Also you are using IE7 it has some known problems as well. Consider updating that to IE 8.

Post back after you have updated to sp2.
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For some odd reason, the XP Setup is not detecting my Hard Drive. I have looked for drivers and they are really hard to find. It is for an Acer Aspire 5720 Notebook.


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Thanks in advance.

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A:Vista hard drive properties

What's the allocated space for System Restore?
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A:[SOLVED] vista/hard drive ?

I would try contacting Dell support. Even if you laptop is out of warranty, they are usually good about helping you to some extent.
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A:VIsta seems to hog hard drive space

Have a look at this Tutorial:
System Restore - disk space
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I have Vista Home Premium.