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#1 shogun697

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

Sorry this could be a silly Question.My neighbour asked me to take a look at her laptop it turned out her hard drive was failing.we got it fixed.Next day her sons computer had the same problem.They share a external drive.My question and as i said it might be a silly question but could there be a virus out there attacking hard drives? Thanks for the help

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

Not a silly question and yes, they could be sharing a virus. But a virus would not cause physical problems to a hd (in other words, it would not cause the hd to "die"). So MY silly question in return is: how did you diagnose the hd as dead?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

I used to do a bit of computer repair as a sideline for friends and the local village but was unwell for a year so had to stop so i'm bit out of touch.But I brought it to a friends shop in town.I have not passed in the second one yet.Just strange they both started to"die" at the same time.Thanks Allan for the help

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

Again, how do you know the hard drives are dead?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

My friend in the shop said the hard drive was damaged.Both computers would not boot.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

I sincerely doubt that two hard drives died at the same time. I think your friend may be mistaken. You don't need a dead hard drive for a system not to boot.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

i passing it into the shop ill report back on what he said.thanks for the help




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