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Last response: in Storage
January 13, 2010 2:48:42 AM

Hard drive Fail ? at times windows will not boot and says cant detect disk, and at times it works. when it does not work i go into the bios menu and it's not detected it says 0ms space on it.
i changed the Hdd to my other computer and when i boot up , i look for it under my COMPUTER menu and it shows the HDD there in local disk G. when it works i could get into the files, but when it does not, all i see is the local disk G but with 0mb of space.what do you guys think? should i start by reinstalling windows on it or just getting a new HDD, The disk sound good no noise or anything like that

HDD specs
Westerdigital caviar i think its a 250GB Sata "not that old maybe a year"

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January 13, 2010 12:04:45 PM

You should check the S.M.A.R.T parameters of the hard drive with a utility like HD Tune.
If it doesn't report any problems then the file system may be messed up. This is usually fixable by using the Windows disk check utility.
January 13, 2010 7:46:26 PM

ok so i downloaded HD tune 2.55 hard disk utility , I am running a scan right now here are the specs of the HDD, so far its like have ways and i got 3 bloks that are red.
HD Tune: WDC WD3200AAJS-55RYA0 Information

Firmware version : 12.01B01
Serial number : WD-WCAPZ0371118
Capacity : 298.1 GB (~320.1 GB)
Buffer size : 8192 KB
Standard : ATA/ATAPI-7 - SATA II
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 6 (Ultra ATA/133)
Current mode : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)

S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Automatic Acoustic Management: yes
Power Management : yes
Advanced Power Management : no
Power-up in Standby : yes
Security Mode : yes
Firmware Upgradable : yes

Partition : 1
Drive letter : G:\
Label :
Capacity : 301516 MB
Usage : 0.00%
Type : NTFS
Bootable : Yes

Partition : 2
Drive letter :
Label :
Capacity : 3718 MB
Usage : 0.00%
Type : unknown (12h)
Bootable : No

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