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    hard disk knackered

    Ok the pc is fairly old and the hard disk is starting to give me stick. Several programs aren't working, scan disk and defrag won't work either. I think that it sounds like it's knacked to me, unless anyone knows anything that might be causeing it?

    If needs a must i'll upgrade the hard disk, will only wanting something like a 40Gb and roughly £40-50?! Any recommendations?

    Also if i get a new HD, i'll be putting XP pro of it, will this create a massive mess with drives because the pc's fairly old(but it's still comfortably above minimum requirements)

    Any help much appreciated

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    go download either the IBM/Maxtor drive fitness tool, and see whether your harddrive is knackered, or it if its just full of crap , i think £40-£50 will get you a 60-80gb drive depending on the make and spec aswell... how old is the pc? cos if its amazinly old it might not be able to take above a 37gb drive (well thats kinda pentium1 oldness)

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    edit : couple of links

    IBM drive fitness test

    Maxtor equivalent

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    nay it ain't that old, it's a duron, 312MB RAM as well as some stock essentials

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    how about that 80gb drive then for £52+postage, there is also a 60gb one for a few quid cheaper

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    Re: hard disk knackered

    750Gb Samsung F1 - £60
    It's the fastest drive out on the market today, might be worth the stretch

    £40-£50 will get 250 - 500Gb easy, and bigger drives have bigger caches too which make them faster!

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    Re: hard disk knackered

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    750Gb Samsung F1 - £60
    It's the fastest drive out on the market today, might be worth the stretch

    £40-£50 will get 250 - 500Gb easy, and bigger drives have bigger caches too which make them faster!
    Amazing what a difference four years makes eh?

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    Re: hard disk knackered

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    750Gb Samsung F1 - £60
    It's the fastest drive out on the market today, might be worth the stretch

    £40-£50 will get 250 - 500Gb easy, and bigger drives have bigger caches too which make them faster!
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Amazing what a difference four years makes eh?
    Lol, I don't usually post when this happens but this is too funny not to

    The OP hasn't posted on Hexus since Feb 2004

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    Re: hard disk knackered

    Unlucky 13th post?

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