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Can i replace the default hard drive with any brand hard drive?

My hard drive had a bad sector in it, and i want it replaced. can any hard drive work on it? or do i need to buy the same hard drive that came with it?

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Well the replacement drive should be the same interface. i.e. if its an IDE drive then you'll need an IDE drive if its a SATA drive you'll need a SATA drive! regards, babb

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I need some help pleas my harddisc keeps blinkin whats wrong its not workin


There are several types of damage to your hard drive

1.
When the computer is turned on, audible sounds, from hard drive. See the video and

This means, your hard drive optical is damage (heavy damage on the hard drive)

2. Hard drive not detect.
When the computer is turned on, a message appears "Disk boot failure, insert system disk ...." - see the abdulkarimap.jpg

Solution :
Hard drive ATA
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move the jumper from Master to Slave, or the other.

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Move the serial cable, from ATA1 to ATA2. Or replace the serial cable

Hard drive SATA
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Use a jumper, on the hard drive SATA

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Move the SATA cable, from SATA1 to SATA2. Or replace the SATA cable

3. Hard drive bad sector. To fix hard drive bad sector,
use the software HDD Regenerator Bootable CD. Create, HDD Regenerator Bootable CD, restart the computer and boot from Cd Room. To repair hard drive bad sector, see the video .

Sep 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Let's try to explain the question that grinds us all when in cams about the hard disk. Can we actually repair a bad block? Before of the answer you must find some information about what is a hard disk, how does it work, what are bad blocks. After that you must identify them because you will need the exact location of the affected sectors. After you have done that you must run a few steps:
- before you try to resolve the problem with the bad sector you must extract the data that was written to that block. To do this you must run a Recovery program that you can find freeware on the net.
- bad sectors are unreadable parts on your hard disk but the nature of them must not be always physically and that part of the platens to be destroyed. The bad sectors can be simulated by some programs. This means that some programs installed on your computer can interrupt the reading process on to another segment of the platens. That is in the most happier cases but the chances that the bad sectors are cause by this is less then 10 percent. In this case is difficult to resolve the problem because even the Scandisk or other identification programs used to discover bad blocks will give a rapport that nothing is wrong with your hard disk. The best way is to uninstall the latest programs applied to the computer.
- lets supposed that you have a 20 gigabits partition on your hard disk that has bad blocks. After the identification program it will indicate you where are the blocks situated on the partition. So this way you can isolate them in to another partition that you must never use again. Another scenario can be created and the bad sectors can be at the beginning of the partition in the middle of it and at the end of the partition. Know it's a little bit tricky because you can't just go on and create three new partitions to eliminate the bad sectors from use. In this case most of the new hard disk has a spare space available just for this type of scenarios. You must access the CASH memory of the hard disk and indicates to the hard disk that instead of writing down on the effected blocks it must write to the spare blocks.
- another to restore the hard disk is to use the low level format option. Many of you think that low level format is a program. Wrong, the low level format option is set for any BIOS and can be easily use if you know some command line programming. The low level format can take to be complete a very long period of time but in the most cases we can obtain marvelous results. Actually the low level option takes every cluster of the hard disk and identifies them again (throw a thermal process) and writes down on the memory of the hard disk what sectors can be written and witch blocks are un-writable. This procedure is the best that can be because it will need no effort from your side to try and avoid the bad blocks that already exists and the hard disk itself know where the bad blocks are.
In conclusion the bad blocks can't be fixed. The problem is a permanent one and we can only try to use the hard disk until it is broken down for good. But if you are having financial problem this is a best way to keep going with your old hard disk.

on Mar 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Error code 2000-0141 no drive detected


That error code references a bad hard drive. If you still have warranty call Dell support line as that code means Dell will ship you a new hard drive.
Other options are much more complex like booting to a utility (you have to buy this) which will scan your hard drive sector by sector and try to repair bad blocks.

Mar 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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My toshiba satellite A215-S5837 when trying to bootup gives error message cannot boot do you want to start from last good boot. I say yes it still does not boot just goes so far and then I get clicking...


once you get a bad sector it usually spreads like a virus through your hard drive. the best thing to do is to buy a new hard drive, install it and do a clean install of windows. you can buy or borrow a hard drive enclosure and rescue your documents from your old drive but isolating the bad sector doesn't work, especially if your drive is making a noise

Jan 13, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Notebook

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I have a gateway t-1620 and on startup it says SMART Failure Predicted on hard disk 4: WDC WD2500BEVS-22USTO-(SI) WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be...


Hard drive going bad, you need to recover all your data as soon as possible. It is likely that the RSC has exceeded the space allocated to spare disc space, however, you can check this by downloading and running HDD tune (freeware) to ascertain the disc health and any bad sectors, if there are more than 2 bad sectors and the RSC on the health page is shown in red or yellow, the drive needs replacing

Jan 04, 2011 | Gateway T-1620 Notebook

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My hard disk ST3120022A is detected by motherboard but it does not make me more nothing. ps: bad sectors has 12 at the beginning sectors of the hard disk.


The "table-of-contents" of the files on the disk-drive are usually written in the first few sectors. If those sectors are "bad", your files will be inaccessible.

It's time to buy a new disk-drive, and reinstall Windows.

Oct 19, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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How can I fix bad sectors in my hard drive


You cannot. The disk-drive has some "spare" sectors, and it should automatically reassign them, i.e., like using a spare tire on your car when one of the 4 tires goes flat, you just "swap-in" the "spare".

Unfortunately, unlike fixing a flat tire, there is no way to "repair" a bad sector on a disk.

Having "bad" sectors is a sign that your disk-drive is _SOON_ to _COMPLETELY_ fail. So, it's time for you to buy a new disk-drive, and copy all your files from your "old" disk to your "new" disk. Compare it to buying insurance for your automobile, in case of a "crash" while using your automobile (or your computer).

May 28, 2010 | Seagate (ST3160827AS) 160 GB Hard Drive

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Dell Dimension E521 bad sectors


Hi there.
Hard to believe but this can be common depending on the manufacturer of the hard drive as some are not that good at all, some Maxtor's for example.
The best hard drives you can buy at the moment are Western Digital and Seagate, these drives come with 3 - 5 years guarantee so if they develop bad sectors they will replace the the drives free.
The best way to look after your drives is to perform a sector check once a month and keep your internet cache cleared, use a program called Ccleaner to clear the cache and temp files and also keep the registry clean.
I would also recommend you defragment your drive as soon as you have installed a clean operating system or defrag once a month too, that way you will get your full life from the hard drive.

Get Ccleaner here >>>>>>

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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BAD SECTORS


Your hard drive is divided into bits called sectors. When these sectors start to go bad, that means that the computer cannot read or write any data on those sectors. You cannot remove bad sectors and once you start seeing bad sectors it is a sign that your hard drive is about to crash permanently so you need to replace your hard drive and make sure you back up all ofyour important data immediately.

Jul 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Im getting an error code 08-0E89-0000 how do i fix this I had Toshiba A305-6844 after removing all the partition from the HDD using Recovery Disk I get Error #08-0E89-0000 while recreating the partitions...


I had the same message, replaced the hard drive, still got the same error code, took the hard drive back to best buy and they game me a new one, put it in and got the same message again...

Jul 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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