Laptop Hard drive issue

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PaulZero Posts 4 Registration date Tuesday January 8, 2008 Status Member Last seen February 26, 2008 - Feb 19, 2008 at 08:22 AM
bob666 Posts 6 Registration date Tuesday January 8, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 4, 2008 - Feb 20, 2008 at 03:02 AM
Hi, there!

I got a second-hand laptop with a Samsung MP0402H 40GB hard drive.

When I removed the HD from the unit and plugged it into an external drive I got a message saying the hard drive was corrupted.

I formatted the drive and it seems now that it's working fine. I can put files in it and open them properly.

My question is: can this HD be trusted to store information? I am thinking about reloading windows xp back on here but I'm not sure if I should just start over with a new HD?

What do you think, guys?

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[Dal] Posts 6014 Registration date Tuesday September 14, 2004 Status Contributor Last seen November 16, 2022 31
Feb 19, 2008 at 11:12 AM
Hello,

You should make a more complete test of the disk with the vendor's disk test utilities, which are meant to test extensively the disk:

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/Support_HUTIL.html

Your hard disk model is mentioned there.


Dal
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bob666 Posts 6 Registration date Tuesday January 8, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 4, 2008 9
Feb 20, 2008 at 03:02 AM
I wouldn't trust it for very long.

I had kind of the same issue with an older laptop. As you did, I formatted the hard drive and installed some programs. Then, before going to bed I shut it down and turned it back on for one more test and it didn't do anything but give me a gray screen. The HD was just dead
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