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Hard disk wear and tear

Does sata hard disk get worn or spoil because i frequently format and install operating system.Does running programs like flash get induce virus into pcs?

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Reinstalling a operating system is unlikely to wear your hard-drive out faster than noticeable, and virus's don't damage hard-drives unless they are causing the hard-drive to overwork thus wearing it out faster

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Try to get Acronis Disk Director. This program is able to read and format your harddisk, even when Windows is not able to see it (*). With the mentioned software, you can format the disk and make it readable for Windows.

(*) Maybe it's not formatted, or contains a file-format which Windows does not recognise, like what happened, when this disk was previously formatted for UNIX/Linux-systems. With Acronis you can overcome this problem.

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This dilemna happens frequently, especially with machines running Windows 8. Recently, I had 2 hard drives that just randomly show as RAW disks. It sounds like you have important data you need to salvage, but ultimately, the drive will need to be reformatted in order to once again work with your operating system.
You have two options to recover your data:
1. Download a linux based operating system called UBUNTU
www.ubuntu.com
It can be installed on a disc, and run entirely off the disk without affecting your computer. Magically, Linux operating systems struggle less with accessing difficult drives. You may be able to simply run Ubuntu off of the cd, plug in your drive and simply copy and paste the important data onto a different backup media.
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Download EASEUS recovery tool for free.
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This dilemna happens frequently, especially with machines running Windows 8. Recently, I had 2 hard drives that just randomly show as RAW disks. It sounds like you have important data you need to salvage, but ultimately, the drive will need to be reformatted in order to once again work with your operating system.
You have two options to recover your data before you format:
1. Download a linux based operating system called UBUNTU
www.ubuntu.com
It can be installed on a disc, and run entirely off the disk without affecting your computer. Magically, Linux operating systems struggle less with accessing difficult drives. You may be able to simply run Ubuntu off of the cd, plug in your drive and simply copy and paste the important data onto a different backup media.
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Download EASEUS recovery tool for free.
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Using this simple program, you can scan the disk for bad sectors, and you can set the program to repair the disk, making it accessible. Even after, the disk may show as a group of scattered disorganized folders, but you should be able to find the information, move it to another media and then re-format for a brighter future.
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If this is a second drive you will need to format it by going to Control Panel > System Tools > Computer Management. Select Storage > Disk Management. If you see your drive, format it and it should work.

If this is the drive you would like to use for your operating system you may have bad drivers. Western Digital has a how-to about this problem (url below). Essentially what you need to do is re-install the drivers for your controller card or motherboard. This requires finding the drivers from the manufacturer of that device.

(http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1708/c/130/p/227,294)

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Mine hitachi hard disk is 80GB SATA i cant able to install OS because it is showing error some virus found and u r not able to formate this. first when i put OS CD in drive it will install some files and...


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U are actually facing the same problem as "jackwilkinso". As my previous post: Windows XP does not come out to support SATA hard drive, because inside do not inclued the SATA driver, that why u cannot see the harddisk during the setup. What u can do is try to install the SATA supported OS like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or maybe can "forcely" put in the SATA driver in ur Windows XP setup CD.

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1.
Update Your Windows Operating System.

2.
Check your computer.
with antivirus and antispyware program.

3.
LLFTOOL is a utility for low-level disk drive formatting,
also supports formatting of FLASH cards using a card-reader.


3.a) Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/LLFTOOL.EXE

2.b) Format

(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
the whole USB flash disk surface will be fully erased.
Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)

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Hey !!! ok follow these steps

1.) download the SATA driver for windows XP from the manufactures web site

2.) download a program called nLITE ITS A UNATTEND SETUP UTILITY

3.) run the program and it will ask for the windows disk, insert it and then select the drive and destination..

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5.) It will ask you to slimstream any driver select yes

6.) select the location of the drivers you downloaded (UNZIPPED)

7.) it will add the drivers to the windows instillation and then offer you to burn it off select yes

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