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#1 Highveelocity

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

I downloaded Data Lifeguard to check to see if my hard drive is ok, but it doesn't have a place in there than I can run a diagnostic on the hard drive. I thought that's what that utility was for? I am going to have to reload windows because it won't allow me to start in safe mode, I think I have been hacked or have a virus. I don't want to try to reload XP until I know the hard drive is checking out OK. Does anyone know a better utility for doing this?.....

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:17 PM

You need to download the appropriate utility.

Data Lifeguard is a series of utilities...you need to download the version appropriate for your drive.

You want the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS, CD or floppy (your preference).

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?wdc_lang=en

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:34 PM

Thanks Louis. I did find the right utility, downloaded it, and got it installed. When I try to use it, however, I get a blue screen for a split second and then the computer restarts itself. WHen it restarts, windows says it has recovered from a serious error. Something in my computer doesn't want me to go back to an earlier date, start in safe mode, OR check my hard disc for errors.




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