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[*] Post 311189 posted on 7-12-2007 at 00:06 Reply With Quote
Crashing Laptop...

Ok I've had this laptop for about 6 months now. It was owned my my dad'd friend previously, and he only used it for trucking logs. Anyway, before now, it ran fine, but recently I have been getting random blue screens of death, and upon reboot, it says it is because windows could not read my hard drive. Now I did a scan, and it said there are no bad sectors. Anyone care to help me out here? Thanks much.
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[*] Post 311192 posted on 7-12-2007 at 00:30 Reply With Quote

I'm not a laptop guy. If it were a desktop machine, I would suggest checking the ribbon and the connections, and run a diagnostic (I don't know exactly what the diagnostics ch Mechanical accuracy, perhaps?).

You're welcome to wait for a more elder geek to comment. In addition to whatever help I might be, I also throw out my opinion so that I can learn if the better techies wish to correct me or help me understand something better.;)
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[*] Post 311195 posted on 7-12-2007 at 01:02 Reply With Quote

Despite Windows saying no bad sectors, I would still run a dedicated HDD (Harddrive) diagnostic.

Determine what make your HDD is, and go to their website and look for their HDD diagnostic utility/tool. Run it, and see if that confirms no problems with the HDD.

I've had a seen dodgy HDD pass the Windows test, but completely fail a proper diagnostics check.

As a precaution, it might also be wise to start backing up any important files/folders, just in case....
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