Formating broken hard drive

Ninzie February 5, 2009 at 02:40:17
Specs: Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit
Hi, I'm new to this site and I really would like to know something how to fix my problem. My problem is the following:

I have windows vista and I have used it like one year now and this is the second time my hard drive goes nuts. After I downloaded a newest WVista updates, my computer didn't boot up. I tried to format it but it hasn't worked. When I try to format it, happens the following (and how do I do it):

I put the recovery disc to my computer and turn it on normally. When the "hit any buttons to ..." pops up, I press some button. It starts to "loading recovery files(or something like that)" and when it has done that, appears a black screen. Usually then comes the mouse's cursor and I can move it (it comes on about 9/10 times) and like on 1/10 times I can see the normal colors and "repair computer, etc things". When I click those, nothing happens, but ONCE I pressed the repaird comp, nothing happened. And I everytime waited few hours if the machine would load some more but nope, it sucks.

So I would like to know if there are any ways to format it because my Seagate's hard drive is (was) good and it had a lot of storage space etc and I wouldn't like to buy a new one again.


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#1
February 5, 2009 at 14:01:11
Get the Seatools disk and run it.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
February 6, 2009 at 08:49:58
Well, I can't "open" the computer so I won't be able to install/use that program and if I understood it correctly, the hard drive should work atleast that much so that I could go and install it, am I correct? Or can I run a disc without "logging" in to comp?

So my comp freezes and restarts when there comes that vista loading screen (if I'm not trying to install/repair my vista).


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#3
February 6, 2009 at 13:56:43
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/su...

See the dos version.

Could also try to boot to safe mode and see event logs.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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