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    Kudos, steve.milner.

    I don't if this helps but when I got into the BIOS it is able to detect the HDD.


    in the BIOS it states;
    hdd model name IC25N080ATMR04-0
    HDD Serial Number MRG4W9K4KA5JHH
    ATAPI Device MATSHITAUJ-840D
    I would assume whats in bold is the HDD manufacture? Does this still mean HDD is shot even though BIOS detects it? Just curious. Also, I just ran the ACER recovery CDs and it detected bad sectors where it cannot continue.


    PS Im going to burn that application memtest86 to a blank cd-rw then install it on the ACER notebook and see what happens, thanks again.
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    I have had computers boot and until the drive needed writting to ...would behave

    Then it would slow to a crawl......freeze up


    Slave the drive into a PC...see if you can read it.

    there are adapters for laptop drives.

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    Hi,

    Your hard drive is a Hitachi 80Gig. The MATSHITA (Panasonic) is the CD/DVD drive.



    EDIT: I agree with Morgana~ about booting. The BIOS sees the hardware from its onboard firmware. If you remove the HDD and boot into BIOS setup you will still see all the other devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Hi,

    Your hard drive is a Hitachi 80Gig. The MATSHITA (Panasonic) is the CD/DVD drive.



    EDIT: I agree with Morgana~ about booting. The BIOS sees the hardware from its onboard firmware. If you remove the HDD and boot into BIOS setup you will still see all the other devices.
    I saw that too, and thought "ATAPI" usually meant CD-ROM

    The Hitachi drives generally have an excellent reputation, but even they go out after a while. The good news is that they're not terribly expensive.

    The drive in question has an IDE (parallel) interface.

    One way to isolate the problem to the hard drive would be to remove it and insert it into a known-working laptop in place of the existing drive. Then run Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test software (available as an .iso image for creating bootable CD-ROM's).

    Another, as Morganlefay noted, would be to buy an inexpensive 2.5"-to-3.5" drive adapter, and attach the thing to a desktop computer. Then you could run a SMART extended offline test on the drive using smartmontools (available for Windows, of course).

    Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
    http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

    smartmontools for Windows:
    http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sma...3&big_mirror=0

    Realistically, the problem is probably the hard drive. That'll teach your client not to play online poker
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    With the XP cd boot into the recovery console and run

    CHKDSK /f

    go get something to drink this is gonna take a while.
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    With the XP cd boot into the recovery console and run

    CHKDSK /f

    go get something to drink this is gonna take a while.
    It generated an error and said it could not continue.

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    As a last resort I would try the Hitachi tool, but I would say that the HDD is a goner at this stage
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