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Hard drive overheats, responds slow and does not create a system image

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September 26, 2013 7:04:05 AM

Samsung rc 418
I have this notebook, it was running fine. I set up windows 8 on march, 2013. windows 8 was not stable then. One of my friend inserted a pendrive in my laptop and after some days, it started having problems. It became too slow, then I reinstalled windows 7 and used for some days. The hard disk becomes too hot when using and it does not create a system image. The machine responds too slow. The whole machine becomes overheated. I have checked for bad sectors in the hard drive with HDAT, but it says, there is no bad sector, HDD is fine!
Please help!!! It's been a couple of months and still couldn't do anything. Waiting for your expart answer...

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a b * Windows 8
September 26, 2013 7:46:43 AM

Did you do a clean reinstallation from a Windows 7 install disk or just a system restore from the Samsung restore disk and partition? And if a clean install did you delete all other partitions that existed prior to the install?

Can you near the fans running inside the case of the laptop?

And before doing anything else, backup your important data and then run a virus check on the device that you store it on.
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September 28, 2013 3:10:15 AM

RealBeast said:
Did you do a clean reinstallation from a Windows 7 install disk or just a system restore from the Samsung restore disk and partition? And if a clean install did you delete all other partitions that existed prior to the install?

Can you near the fans running inside the case of the laptop?

And before doing anything else, backup your important data and then run a virus check on the device that you store it on.



Boss,
That was a clean reinstallation from a bootable usb flashdrive, not a system restore. And I did it couple of times after seeing reinstallation does not work. First time I only formatted Drive C. But later I deleted all the partitions, formatted the whole harddisk, result is same.

I tried to open the case of the laptop, but it seems too risky, so I stopped and rather used a blower to clean the parts inside.

Now the thing is in the harddisk there is no data as it was formatted couple of times, only one partition, all other partitions have been deleted couple of times, checked for bad sectors couple of times, no bad sector found and installed win7 couple of times, the result is same. One of my friends says, it's not the harddisk's problem rather the problem is associated with motherboard as the whole machine becomes too hot along with the harddisk. But I have seen many times the machine running cool, while only the harddisk becomes too hot. The fan is running fine, no problem with the fan I think...
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a c 490 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
September 28, 2013 7:34:51 AM

But blowing it out is not the issue, if one of the case fans has failed you will need to replace it in order to keep it cool enough.

Also, if you haven't done it already, I would check the memory next with memtest86+ from HERE.
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