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#1 stevenc1010

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:50 PM

I have an old HP D4230us. My hard drive has gone bad in it. The hard drive that came out of it is a Toshiba HDD2189 (Model MK6025GAS), HP p/n 383583-001.

What is a replacement for this hard drive? I see I can get what I think is the same HDD for around $70 but it seems that's a little expensive for an old, low capacity hdd.

Also, when I put the new hard drive in, will I just have to reinstall windows like normal?

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#2 stevenc1010

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:00 PM

I should've have done this already but, I took my HDD out and plugged it into another computer and I was able to see access of my files. Does that mean my HDD might not be bad?

My computer goes to the window splash screen with the loading bars going from left to right, then it just goes black. I dropped my computer while it was running and my schools IT repair department said it was my HDD.

It seems like my hard drive is working fine plugged into another computer though.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:53 PM

With the drive plugged into the other computer go to windows explorer and right click on the drive and select tools. Next to error checking click check now and select both options and allow Windows to scan the drive. If it finds errors it will repair them. Try the drive in the laptop again.
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

So I got like 2 bars into phase 4 and it says windows cannot finishing checking disk. New hard drive time?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

I would run the manufacture software just to be sure. However the drive may pass smart and still be bad. I am thinking its time for a new drive :wink:
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:08 AM

Well the Toshiba test program will not let me test the hdd so I'm thinking its gonna be no good. Should I buy the replacement I saw online for $70, or do I have a better option?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:31 PM

Sounds like you need a new drive. You can compare prices on Newegg.com they have a good selection.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:14 PM

if it were mine i would hook it to the other computer back up important data if any on it ,and put it back in your laptop ,and attempt to format and reinstall windows ,if that doesn't work then i would say i need a new drive

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:07 PM

Would there be any problems using this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136280

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:38 PM

Would there be any problems using this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136280


No go on that as it is a SATA drive, you need an IDE/ATA drive, and the accompanying high prices due to their rarity.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007605%20600003442&IsNodeId=1&name=IDE%20Ultra%20ATA100%20%2f%20ATA-6

I would have no problems with any of those WD Blues.

Edited by dpunisher, 01 June 2011 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:42 PM

Just so I don't buy the wrong one, this would work, correct?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136129

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Yep :thumbup2:
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