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    How to test a samsung hard disk for errors?

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    I have a PC with a Samsung HDD model HD161G which seems to have problems.

    I have googled samsung tools to check the disk but keep getting re-directed to the seagate site.

    I downloaded and booted from :
    SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO

    but it tells me there are no compatible drives installed....

    Anyone?

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    Have you tried Windows error checking with the surface scan option?

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    Can't boot to windows - it's stuck in a loop booting and also having troubles getting on to the WDS server to re-image....

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    You might need to change the hard drive mode in the BIOS to IDE for it to be recognised.

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    Seatools if for Seagate drives.

    This bootdisk has all the manufacturer's tools.

    Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

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    I generally use UBCD4WIN for disk checking. If you don't have time to create such a thing, you could use Hiren's Boot CD which now appears to be legit and has some Samsung tools. Note to mods: I had a quick scan, and none of the obvious warez that used to be on the disk leapt out at me - please edit post to delete if it's still a "naughty" tool.

    You could also take a look in the BIOS options - may be something there, or slave/use a caddy to check the disk on another machine.

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    +1 for Hiren's Boot CD. Its got tools for the majority of drives plus a couple of universal disk checking tools. As far as I'm aware, on the latest versions all the tools on it are clean, not like it used to be.

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    HIRENS did the trick - via a bootable USB stick...it had the free samsung utility on there...

    Disk is crammed with unreadable sectors....

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