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Old 11-24-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hard drive dying?


I think my hard drive may be dying a slow death. Windows won't boot, and Linux takes about 20min.to get to the login screen. what's a good utility to test the drive with (Maxtor 200gb SATA)?
 
Old 11-24-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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this would probably be a good place to start.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 03:03 AM   #3
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I can't get the utilities from Maxtor to work, apparently the controller chipset on my main board isn't supported. I did reinstall Linux on a whim just to see what would happen, and linux is zippy quick again! Now if I could windows to even boot that would be bonus. I can't even get it to reinstall (setup hangs at starting windows).
 
  


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