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Error on hard Drive? Please Help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Cobe, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Cobe

    Cobe Member

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    Hi guys. I have a problem with my laptop. When I try to boot it up it wont load windows. all i can really do is enter Bios and use that.

    What i have tried doing is formatting the Hard Drive but this also comes up with a problem.

    When I try to format I use the Full NTFS Format not a Quick Format.

    I then get either of 2 problems.

    A) It just shuts down the Laptop before formatting or
    B) It formats the drive then says that it cant install windows because there is something wrong with the drive like an error or something

    Ive also noticed that the Hard Drive makes a loud scratching noise when its busy. Dont know if this is normal but its my first laptop.

    Is there any way I can fix this problem using any particular scripts in Bios or anything else or is it time for a new Hard Drive?

    Thanks for your time guys and hopefully we can get this sorted

    Cobe
     
  2. Cobe

    Cobe Member

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    I also forgot to mention that my Laptop is a Sony Vaio

    Cheers

    Cobe
     
  3. GrandpaBW

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    It sounds like your drive went south. Time for a new one, unfortunately.
     
  4. ddp

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    if laptop is still under warranty then get it replaced. if not under warranty, still get it replaced.
     
  5. Cobe

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    why still get it replaced? do you not think the problem can be mended by a new Hard Drive?
     
  6. Blackjax

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    yes it can! your hard drive had aa bearing go in the spindle that is why you here the noise. you can pick up a nice size 7200 rpm drive for under $100. if you have the documention for the laptop check how big of a drive it can handle. More than likely you can go 120gb with no problems but those drives will cost you more than a bill!
     
  7. Cobe

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    excellent thanks mate..Ill grab me a new hard drive

    Cheers for the help guys

    Cobe
     

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