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My pc does not support windows xp sp3

My harddisk is making some harddisk is seagate sata type of this is a problem. bcoz i bought my pc last year.

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Re: my pc does not support windows xp sp3

What type of sound is the hard drive making? Clicking, grinding, loud whine's? Typically this is a sign that the hard drive is on it's way out, I've personally had bad expirence with seagate drives and I try to avoid there products. I would suggest backing that drive up to an external drive while you can, eventually that drive will die and need to be replaced, so back it up while you still can. I recommend Maxtor, or western digital drives, I've had great luck with those. Good Luck Hope this helps

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Re: my pc does not support windows xp sp3

First contact your retailer or distributer and find out about your warranty etc. then open the case and just check that the power, SATA and screws/clips are secure. then backup your personal files profile. if you are running vista, or XP type: migwiz into the run box in your start menu and save the files into a USB or data disk. just encase there is a hardware error.

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