Question about Samsung SpinPoint M80 HM160JC Hard Drive
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.
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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Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,
freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.
My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.
I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,
and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.
Mechanical devices do have problems.
Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.
As for my laptop, I had it off for several months, then took over one hour to get the harddrive cranked up to speed.
Also DUST inside Desktop computers can gum up harddrives.
Is yours clean.????
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