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    laptop HD errors

    Here is an odd one, my take is that there is a hardware fault with the disk controller but I would like your take on it.

    I have a laptop that came in with a corrupt HD. I used BartPE to run checkdisk, confirmed that it was fubar with a fair few bad sectors, so I swapped it out for a previously working HD from another Laptop that had died.

    It all booted up fine, joined it to the new domain, did the usual stuff with updates. After about 5 minutes it blue screened and on reboot came up with missing files errors. checkdisked it with BartPE and it came up with a huge amount of errors.

    So any ideas? The laptop looks to have been dropped at some point though not badly.

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    If it is a controller error then the disk should not be permanently damaged - what happens if you take the second drive, put it into a known good laptop, and run chkdsk on that machine?

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    One thing it could be, although unlikely, is faulty ram. I would run a ram check anyway to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    One thing it could be, although unlikely, is faulty ram. I would run a ram check anyway to be sure.
    Thought that myself, will run memtext x86 on it now.

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