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  • Ding Dong my hard drive is gone :(

    So yesterday I spent a few hours cutting a larger hole in my subwoofers box because my 10 inch died and I bought a 12 inch Kenwood. Got everything installed and working. Drove to work and on the way I was testing out my sub (make sure it was giving me enough thump ) and my carputer reset. I let it boot back up and as soon as windows booted it reset again. This time I got a disk read error. I brought it in today and ran like 20 differant diagnostic programs and tried to repair it. No luck. I finally decided to just try and format it. That worked and I loaded my music library back on. I put the hard drive back into my carputer and tried loading windows on it. It is able to copy all the files over but it won't boot off the drive (it just goes black). I tried this with several Windows CDs and either got the same results or worse.
    Sounds like it is time to get another hard drive unless any of you have further suggestions.
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

  • #2
    what exactly did you run to try and fix it? you use any of the manufacturers utilities?

    might be time to invest in a laptop drive

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rusty
      SNIP
      might be time to invest in a laptop drive
      Whatever...

      Brady,
      What drive was it, Make/model/size?
      TruckinMP3
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      • #4
        I ran Norton Disk Doctor, the Seagate utitilities and some other programs off of Hirem's boot cd.
        It is a Seagate 120GB hd. 3.5"

        I was finally able to get Windows loaded on it. It is acting semi unstable... I am going to play with it a bit longer and hope all my problems go away
        AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
        Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
        Installed.


        -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
        -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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        • #5
          hahahahahah, i couldnt stop laughing when i saw the title, but yeah that sucks good to hear its kinda working tho
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TruckinMP3
            Whatever...

            lol - i use a desktop hdd as well... but if it goes then i think i'll probably buy a laptop hdd to replace it.




            the seagate utilitys are good - they've resuced a disk for me before which was looking dodgy.


            glad it's okay

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            • #7
              So u put windows on the drive in another system then ur carpc? WindowsXP and 2000 uses ur hardware like motherboard and CPU to boot, if you place a harddrive with windows in another setup it will never boot (unless ur very lucky, or you have the same setup)
              05155'30"N 0434'31"E

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              • #8
                Originally posted by megamind
                So u put windows on the drive in another system then ur carpc? WindowsXP and 2000 uses ur hardware like motherboard and CPU to boot, if you place a harddrive with windows in another setup it will never boot (unless ur very lucky, or you have the same setup)
                No I didn't install Windows with differant hardware.
                Perhaps the Seagate utility did do something. It had found a bunch of bad sectors that it couldn't repair but I have yet to run into any problems for awhile. I have now reinstall everything and it is up and running. Restarted it a bunch and it doesn't freeze up the computer anymore.
                AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                Installed.


                -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by megamind
                  So u put windows on the drive in another system then ur carpc? WindowsXP and 2000 uses ur hardware like motherboard and CPU to boot, if you place a harddrive with windows in another setup it will never boot (unless ur very lucky, or you have the same setup)
                  I have moved boot drives from one PC to another with diferent hardware (win2k) it worked just fine for me. It takes time the first boot, has to find all the new hardware... even MB level stuff like the IDE bus and PCI bridge.
                  TruckinMP3
                  D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

                  Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

                  Read the FAQ!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TruckinMP3
                    I have moved boot drives from one PC to another with diferent hardware (win2k) it worked just fine for me. It takes time the first boot, has to find all the new hardware... even MB level stuff like the IDE bus and PCI bridge.
                    hmm it never seemed to worked at my but it is possible ya..

                    Maybe you should try a low level format.. You waranty will be voided probably but its worth the try..
                    05155'30"N 0434'31"E

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by megamind
                      hmm it never seemed to worked at my but it is possible ya..

                      Maybe you should try a low level format.. You waranty will be voided probably but its worth the try..
                      Why using Lower lever format will void the warranty? I have use it couple time.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bluehcc
                        Why using Lower lever format will void the warranty? I have use it couple time.
                        Not sure really, i know for a fact that maxtor doesnt matter if you low level format but seagate disagrees the use of lowlevelformats.. Why, i havent got a clue.. I look it up for ya
                        05155'30"N 0434'31"E

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                        • #13
                          It doesn't void the warranty to do a low level format.

                          So it is official. I put the hard drive back into my car after I thought it was working again but after an hour or two it did the same thing. This time I am not going to take the whole day troubleshooting and reloading everything. It is gone.
                          :'( <---------- Me crying.
                          AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                          Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                          Installed.


                          -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                          -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                          • #14
                            idk about this but maybe u put the drive vertically??? when the actuator jumpped it might have gave sum negative magnetism or positive jolts and mucked it up??? this is the thing im still wonder of how i should put my hdd in too.............but im going for horizontal...im not really sure but u should rma that thing...btw i have been using wd drives for a while they served me good. if u ever replace ur drive dont go for ibm death stars, they dont call those death stars for no reasons lol!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hell-Stopper
                              idk about this but maybe u put the drive vertically??? when the actuator jumpped it might have gave sum negative magnetism or positive jolts and mucked it up??? this is the thing im still wonder of how i should put my hdd in too.............but im going for horizontal...im not really sure but u should rma that thing...btw i have been using wd drives for a while they served me good. if u ever replace ur drive dont go for ibm death stars, they dont call those death stars for no reasons lol!!!
                              As favored by most forum members I had mine mounted vertically (supposedly so the platters don't crash into each other). I actually just proccessed the RMA!! Wahoo, it was one month from the warranty expiration.
                              AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                              Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                              Installed.


                              -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                              -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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