| | Maxtor HD failing? Please look at screen print
My HP Pavillion (around 3-4 years old) has a message on start-up:
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Can someone tell me if this is a real message? It also fails the
CHKDSK on step 4 (of 5, the file checking part).
I am not a hardware person, but I think I can do the following, if
someone would do a sanity check and tell me if I am on the right
1. Remove the HP DVD, it does not write disks, and the Sony does, so
2. Install a new HD, maybe something NOT a Maxtor in its place
(slave). I will have 3 HDs at this point (this ok?)
3. Try to copy as much of the Maxtor onto the new drive. I dunno if
the Maxtor will fail at this point.
4. Remove the Maxtor.
Perhaps someone could recommend me a drive. I was going to get one in
Best Buy. Would like 500GB or more. The failing one is 300GB.
Thanks for any help or tips!