desktop HD crashed

desktop HD crashed

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:32 pm

the Hard drive, western devices;1TB, cavalier black crapped out...7 years old.. it ws loaded with a virus..some how.. went to wipe & reinstall OS... it errored out on OS install..... got another WD 1TB blue,64cache HD. so far so good!! ow to reinstall lots of drivers, find old password, etc, etc... and INSTALL anti virus program this time around!!!!!!!!

SO in other words...I'M BACK!!
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Took ya long enough!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:40 pm

freetown fred wrote:Took ya long enough!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)


WHY Certanly Ollie!! toothy
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: Doby On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:45 pm

Virus didn't make the drive fail, time made it fail, if you have time to mess with it you could try and write zero's to the drive then run WD's diagnostics on it to see if its ok for a backup drive . Have seen the OS not want to install then write zero's to it and all is well
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:42 pm

Doby wrote:Virus didn't make the drive fail, time made it fail, if you have time to mess with it you could try and write zero's to the drive then run WD's diagnostics on it to see if its ok for a backup drive . Have seen the OS not want to install then write zero's to it and all is well


Its shaking the PC about to make "gif"s ... the old fashion way made the HD fail ....

Back-up HDs at least once a month for me ....
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:13 am

did ya test the memory too...
The poor drive is 7 years old...
let it go...
Dog years 7 to 1 for human years...
Hard drive years 21 to 1...
3 to 4 years and a drive is replaced before its a problem...
New drives are cheap and spindle drives are very cheap...
WD Black 6TB only $300
Samsung 850 pro SSD 512GB only $225...
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:06 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:did ya test the memory too...
The poor drive is 7 years old...
let it go...
Dog years 7 to 1 for human years...
Hard drive years 21 to 1...
3 to 4 years and a drive is replaced before its a problem...
New drives are cheap and spindle drives are very cheap...
WD Black 6TB only $300
Samsung 850 pro SSD 512GB only $225...


Yep RAM is spot on..only running 8GB DDR3. MoBo is an ASUS M4N75TD. Processor:AMD Phenom II x4 core 955, would add more ram...BUT they have to be MATCHED rams... , MoBo is specific as to what RAM it will work and accept., took 2 tries to get ram that MoBo would accept without blue screens of death, even using ASUS recommended rams. This system I built 7 years ago

Yep I put another cheap WD spindle drive in. Seagates are plentiful...but also extremely high failure rates in less than 2 years
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:29 am

WD has drive tools that will test the drive. Due to it's age I wouldn't trust it for much.

http://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?l ... softwarepc

wilder11354 wrote: find old password, etc, etc...


Use something like Keepass to manage passwords. The file is encrypted using extremely robust encryption so if someone obtains it such as they stole your computer or whatever it's useless to them.

Make sure you have backups in case the drive dies, use a service like Google Drive or One Drive which is cloud storage. These services will sync local files so if you have no connection to internet it's not an issue. When the computer is connected to internet it automatically saves it to the cloud when it's updated or changed. If you are using another device when you start the device it will sync the newer file to the device so it's up to date. This way you can access up to date files on multiple devices. These services also saves revisions of the file if you desire, you need to be careful with multiple devices because you can potentially cause a conflict under some specific circumstances.

One thing I should note that is important. Save at least one copy to local backup like a USB stick especially if you are only using one device because you will need the password for the cloud storage.

and INSTALL anti virus program this time around!!!!!!!!


I've been using the built in anti virus from MS for many years now.
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Re: desktop HD crashed

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:03 am

I would have replaced it with an SSD drive. The difference in performance is very noticeable.
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