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Hard Driver tips

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by IonÅphis, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. IonÅphis

    IonÅphis Member

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    Here's the thing. A friend gave me a hard drive, it's sort of old, but we think it works. I want to make a clean install of my windows, and I wanted to try it on this new, bigger disk. However I don't know if it's bust or if it will gimme the blue screen of death, if it has bad sectors and etc... Is there a program I could use to test this stuff out, bad sectors, reliability, read speed, etc, and make sure I'm not gonna regret installing my OS on it?
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    Aphis
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    download the hd's manufacturer diagnostic software. also format the hd will tell you if have bad spots or not but do full format not quick format.
     

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