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Testing for bad HDD

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July 27, 2010 8:48:26 PM

I have a Dell XPS 720 running in Vista with raid 0. I can't boot into Windows even after reinstalling Vista. I keep getting blue screen and start up error screens. I'm thinking a HDD may have died, but since I'm running raid, I don't know which one, if any, may be at fault. Anyone know how I could test. I've also heard that raid 0 causes a lot of problems too. Any ideas?

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July 28, 2010 5:14:59 AM

RAID 0 is notorious for losing info based off one hdd going bad. It is also extremely difficult to get any information back from them once one hdd has failed. I personally use Seagate SeaTools for testing any hard drive, no matter the brand, because it is more thorough than any other i have come across.

Here is the link for the download:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name...

Good luck!
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