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Defrag causing hard drive crash

by davidjs2 / April 20, 2009 11:11 PM PDT

I have windows XP, and a dell insiprion 6000. The last three times I have ran a defraged my hard drive it has become bad. After running my computer would act normal untill i shut it off, then windows xp would not load again. I get a blank screen with a blinking dash in the top left of the screen. They have been under replaced for free by seagate so i am wondering. Have i had bad luck with hard drives or could there be a problem with other parts of my computer?

Thanks for any advice
David

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Will you do that a fourth time?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 11:30 PM PDT

There is another reason that I see that corrupts hard disks and that is a bad RAM location. Sadly you find many that can't accept the passing of a machine but you let them fail until they give up and either fix the machine or replace it.

Good luck in finding the cause but in most cases you do hear the owner rattle on about windows locking up, etc. which is a fine clue.
Bob

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ask seagate
by davidjs2 / April 20, 2009 11:35 PM PDT

it's free to me, so really you would want to ask seagate... But considering everything in my computer is new. processor, ram, hdd, motherbord. and everything is under warrenty i really would like to find out why

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New = WARRANTY or not your problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 12:00 AM PDT
In reply to: ask seagate

Take the machine to its machine and crash it for them if need be.

The causes are far too many to list here but if it is as you say it is you want the maker to deal with it.
Bob

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reload windows
by kevdmiller1 / May 1, 2009 7:57 AM PDT

try to reload the os

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