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Do I need a new hard drive?


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#1 Duckegg

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:04 PM

I have Dell Inspiron 1750 with WIN7 ~ I went to Geek Squad the other day...was told $70 to just diagnose problem. So bought the hard drive myself, but then second guessed myself & am thinking it might be harder than it looks to install a new hard drive...am I right? Would reinstalling WIN 7 fix it or is the drive unrepairable?

I am getting the message: Disk Name: WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0 ATA Device
Volume: E:\;C\


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:30 PM

What is the computer doing? example not booting into windows or freezing up at the point that it names your Hard drive? What exactly is the computer doing wrong?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

Hi,I use photo-shop a lot which freezes along with everything else. It seems if I go into Windows7 features it freezes. Also a warning message from WIN 7 appears about every 20 mins saying I must do a back up because of disk failure & it also says the name of the drive where the error is. Every now & again the computer makes a metallic sound (maybe a WIN7 warning indication). I have Norton Internet Security 2011.
The computer boots up fine, & I can get online. I have also tried running a Dell fix, but that didn't work

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:38 AM

I would suggest to indeed backup all critical or personal data off of the computer before trying anything else.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:15 AM

Hi -
I agree basically with the above -

Have you attempted to backup any data yet, and are you getting any messages while trying to do a backup ? ?
Do you get an error with Volume: E:\;C\ or Volume: D:\;C:\ ? ?
I have seen similar errors but with Volume: D \ C .

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:54 AM

I agree with all the above:)

After you back up

Please run a administrative command prompt
run this command

sfc /scannow

and after that

chkdsk c: /r that switch will reboot the computer and check the file system <-check this first

if you have another HD in the original system run that again substituting (c:) for the drive letter D:

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

I must do a back up because of disk failure & it also says the name of the drive where the error is.

If you start to receive a similar message before the computer boots into Windows, then I would think that it is time for a new hard drive.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

Ok...thanks for the info :thumbup2: Now, would it be difficult to install a hard drive myself?? I purchased the correct drive, but then found out it MAYBE wasn't that easy (like install new hard drive then reinstall WIN 7 & everything works fine)

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:37 AM

It is not that hard at all first lets change the hard drive.
1. take out the battery
2. the hard drive is slide into the side of the computer there are two screws to remove. I have attached an image and circled where the screws will be.
3. Pull the hard drive out then look for two or four screws holding the hard drive to the hard drive sleeve.
4. Replace with new hard drive slide back in.
5. Replace battery insert Windows 7 disk and the computer should boot right into the loading of the operating system.

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