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My laptop has error boxes that come up and they say damaged hard drive clusters detected in another one it says ram memory usage is critically high and another says windows cant find hard disk space hard drive error

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That sounds like a virus to me but it may just be a bad hard drive. I would look for your origional Operating system cd and see if you can get it to run off the cd instead of the hard drive. If you can get it to run at all you could run a diagnotics program on it but you would have to get to the internet first. There are numerous utillities that will check it out for you. Good news is that hard drives costs are way down and you can get one for 39 bucks or even an external one.

Here is a free one and there are others on CNET

I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.

Posted on May 26, 2011


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