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    HD detection problem

    Hello,

    I am trying to install windows 7, but my when it comes to start installing the laptop stuck on loading "setup is starting" window

    the I figured out that sometimes the laptop fails to detect the hard drive. I plugged the hard drive externally to test i, but windows asked me to format it and I did but it freezes at some point

    So what do you suggest or think about this issue

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    Are you able to format the hard drive using a different laptop (or PC)?
    Can you say anything about the history of the hard drive?
    And the laptop, for that matter!
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    Sounds like a failing hard drive.

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    I tried to format it but it freezes at some point and the whole things stops.

    Actually when I took the hard and connected it externally to my desktop I hear mix of sounds inside the hard ( rotating and ticking ).

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    I too think you have a failing HD. Time to purchase a replacement.
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    Ticking hard disks usually indicate the heads are shuffling back and forth trying to read the data, so it's already beyond repair for most purposes, except a boat anchor.

    cheers, Paul

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    I ordered new hard drive

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    Open up the failed HD and recover the head magnets. These are the most value of any failed HD. Very strong and useful for adding weight to any refrigerator.

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    Why would you want your fridge to weigh more?

    cheers, Paul

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    This is called Humor by some who don't take it literally and a Nuisance by others, who do.

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    Or use it to make a clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fadi19 View Post
    I ordered new hard drive
    A great time to buy a new hard drive is when you are doing a clean install of the OS, because the clean install will mean that you'll need to reinstall everything anyway.

    Also, installing a new hard drive will set your failure clock back to zero -- you have a lot more time before a failure will occur. An old drive is already a good ways down the road to failure.

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    All the best for your new HD...

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