Question about Samsung SpinPoint M80 HM160JC Hard Drive

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No boot, HDD ok, weird problem

Hi,

I had this harddrive in my laptop for 16 months. yesterday it wouldn't boot, so I tried the following:
- run Samsung diagnostic tool --> no error
- run a win xp repair: the setup goes fine, and seems to copy files to the drive, but on reboot, it's stucked after bios screen.
- put another drive: works flawlessly.

Can the drive be broken, despite the diag saying otherwise? Any other idea?

Thanks for your help.

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  • skogkatt Jul 10, 2008

    Thanks for your reply!

    I've done as you asked, but still no improvement. Cursor is blinking on the upper left corner after bios splash screen.

  • skogkatt Jul 10, 2008

    Thanks for your reply!

    Unfortunately no improvement

    message for fixmbr: "This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record".

    Pressed Y, then enter --> "The new boot record has been successfully written"

  • skogkatt Jul 11, 2008

    Thanks for your reply!

    Unfortunately no improvement

    message for fixmbr: "This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record".

    Pressed Y, then enter --> "The new boot record has been successfully written"

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boot from winxp cd, then recovary consul and log on then at 1st give the command "fixmbr" then "fixboot c:". and restrat ur laptop. if problem not solve pls informe me.

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