Strange hard drive

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by backwoods, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. backwoods

    backwoods MDL Novice

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    :)I'm back to hard drives again. Bought a 40 gig TriGem this week which had supposedly been fully tested, (and which I put through a couple of tests myself);it passed all the tests but_several machines could only see it on the first boot; if it succeeded in going into xp setup during the "copying files" stage it would say it couldn't copy some file (always different ones) and refuse to go on. Any one have a clue on this? I'm out of ideas.
     
  2. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
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    Is it in a different file structure, other then ntfs ?
    Would be consistent with not being able to access it.
     
  3. backwoods

    backwoods MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2009
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    hard drive

    No, it was only formatted ntfs. But on my last effort to do something with it I tried to re-format in disk manager and it couldn't do it.
     
  4. groovesection

    groovesection MDL Novice

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    Try rebuilding the MBR