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Old 11-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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I Have a rather annoying problem. I have Ubuntu 8.04 x64 and windows xp pro x64 sharing a HDD ( WD raptor 150GB) I have encountered errors on the windows partition so I decided that I would just reinstall windows....ok everytime it would crash. So I decided to wipe the entire hard drive trying to use WD software, Kill Disk, and Boot and Nuke. I then put gparted back on the Linux side and since Boot and Nuke and Kill disk just stalled while WD zero writing format said OH NO YOU CAN'T DELETE WINDOWS! I took gparted and deleted that partition. So if I am right then that means NO More windows and if I install the Windows installation disk then windows should still install no problem then correct?
Windows is not. So I realize this is a Linux forum but would any one have an idea as to why anything windows does on that HDD still crash even when its just installations?
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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I would use something like the Ultimate Boot CD to run hard disk diagnostic tools. Scan the drive for errors. It might be that Windows is installing into a bad sector of the disk or something. That's my best guess...
 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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Ok I ran Western Digitals Diagnostics and it shows errors...I have also used chkdsk and chkdsk /f and there are errors and it will not repair them.....should i just use the other HDD I have and then pull the Raptor and just put it in a docking station and just wipe it out completely?
BTW I have the other HDD working and installing XP as we speak
 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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Well, that probably means the drive is starting to fail. I would backup anything important and then replace it. You can try wiping it, but I suspect you're going to continue running into the same problems if it is a hardware failure.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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well crap...The drive is only about 2 months old
 
Old 11-18-2008, 04:00 PM   #6
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Download the wd Drive testing program to test the Hard drive.. you will probably need to do that anyway in order to get an RMA number.

http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...id=601&lang=en

the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) Should be a bootable iso you can use to non-destructively test the drive without having to install anything on your PC.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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Download the wd Drive testing program to test the Hard drive.. you will probably need to do that anyway in order to get an RMA number.

http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...id=601&lang=en

the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) Should be a bootable iso you can use to non-destructively test the drive without having to install anything on your PC.
I have...I have also put in for an RMA #...kinda aggrivating that 2 WD HDD's have now been crap after being bought from dealers...straight from the factory is the way to go apparently lol
 
  


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