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 PostPost subject: Hard drive problem        Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:40 am 
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I got this one year old 80GB WD hard drive which the file system could not be read by the windows installed.
I tried reformatting the hard drive, it says it's damaged or something that wouldn't let windows format it.
The bios does not say bad during the S.M.A.R.T. check, plus there wasn't any bad sentor before the failure.

Do you guys thinks it's bad or there's something that causes windows not able to read it (eg. a virus, spyware?)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:41 am 
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I'd stick that drive into a Linux box and check if it's accessible from there. If it's not, give testdisk a try. It's very useful for recovering a corrupted partition table and stuff like that.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:27 am 
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Alternatively, you could go to the western digital website and download Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and see what it tells you about the drive.
http://support.wdc.com/


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