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    I think i have a problem with my hard drive, it is making a noise and everything stops, and also sometimes doesn't even load windows, what could it be.. the drive is damaged? or a bad sector? something is corrupt? or may be a virus? when it load windows it won't last more than 5 minutes to freeze or restart. i tried a software from maxtor POWERMAX, i did a boot disk but i don't know if i did something wrong but it did not start checking the disk. what do you guys think i should you before sending them the hard drive?


    Thanks for any help.
    Jonathan B.

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    You need to set your computer to boot from floppy in the bios.

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    yes i did that, it read it and the the screen when black with something like this a/:

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    It could be damg'd m8 right clck properties in my comp run all the scans with recover bad sectors..

    have a look here m8...
    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

    maybe win doctor ,reinstall windows or dual see if its this installation mess'd up.scan for spy,adware

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    Originally posted by jonathan_tijuana@7 May 2004 - 11:49
    yes i did that, it read it and the the screen when black with something like this a/:
    You are at the DOS prompt when you see A:>

    You need to run the Powermax program from there.

    I'm quite sure it's called powermax.exe.

    All you need to do is type powermax and then press enter at that prompt.

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    What sort of noise do you hear?
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

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    I hear like a click. (ex. almost the sameone the mouse do when u click it)

    this is what they say i have to do.

    System Boot and Test Initialization


    1.After extracting the PowerMax files to the floppy diskette, restart Windows with the PowerMax floppy in the A:\ drive.
    2.When the system restarts it will boot to the PowerMax diagnostic program

    NOTE: PowerMax does not run from within Windows 95, 98/ME, NT, 2000, or XP. Do not try to run the utility from an MS-DOS prompt window.

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    Originally posted by jonathan_tijuana@7 May 2004 - 12:59
    I hear like a click. (ex. almost the sameone the mouse do when u click it)

    this is what they say i have to do.

    System Boot and Test Initialization


    1.After extracting the PowerMax files to the floppy diskette, restart Windows with the PowerMax floppy in the A:\ drive.
    2.When the system restarts it will boot to the PowerMax diagnostic program

    NOTE: PowerMax does not run from within Windows 95, 98/ME, NT, 2000, or XP. Do not try to run the utility from an MS-DOS prompt window.
    What's your question?

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    Originally posted by jonathan_tijuana@7 May 2004 - 13:59
    I hear like a click. (ex. almost the sameone the mouse do when u click it)

    this is what they say i have to do.

    System Boot and Test Initialization


    1.After extracting the PowerMax files to the floppy diskette, restart Windows with the PowerMax floppy in the A:\ drive.
    2.When the system restarts it will boot to the PowerMax diagnostic program

    NOTE: PowerMax does not run from within Windows 95, 98/ME, NT, 2000, or XP. Do not try to run the utility from an MS-DOS prompt window.
    type powermax like vb1234 said to do...

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    I've heard that sort of noise from a hard drive before; one that worked fine for a short while then would 'click' and Windows would freeze.
    It was fucked.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

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