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IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

By bigdevo208 ·
EVERY WEEK OR SO,THIS FRIEND OF MINE KEEPS CALLING ME AND TELLING ME TO LOOK AT HIS COMPUTER. WHAT KEEPS HAPPENING IS, IT KEEPS LOSING ITS PARTITIONS.ONCE A WEEK FOR ABOUT 1 MONTH I HAVE TO GO OVER AND REPARTITION, FORMAT AND INSTALL AND OS. THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP...........

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by pauly4190 In reply to IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

When you say, "it keeps losing its partitions", what do you mean exactly? It's not booting into the OS? Are you using Fdisk and not seeing any partitions? More info is needed there.

That said, the hard disk is suspect. If it's a viable optionyou'll want to replace it, then wait and see. In the mean time you need to verify that the friend isn't messing with something himself, like say formatting from windows explorer or something.

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by bigdevo208 In reply to IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

i'm going to fdisk and not seeing any partitions. HOW DOES A PERSON DELETE A PARTITION FROM WITHIN WINDOWS?

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by Netuser In reply to IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

The drive is defective. Your friend needs a new drive. You save a lot of your time too.

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by csmith In reply to IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

I assume you have zero filled the hard drive, before you have partitioned, then formatted, the HD, to insure there is not some Track 0 virus on the drive.
This regular occurance also points to the power supply as a possible cause, because you did not mention the hard drive having bad sectors, when you format it.
Do you have extra hard drives to swap out with your friend?
I am suspicious that this problem is NOT the hard drive.
Also check the BIOS.
Regards, Chris

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by DispatchDave In reply to IS THIS A BAD HARDDRIVE

Find another friend.

This person is taking advantage of your good will.

Dave

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