so both my computers died this week (lil help?)

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  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    one from unexplained causes.

    a few months ago, i had my 2nd HD get some 'cyclic redundancy check' errors, then it started making some strange sounds...then eventually became unreadable (windows started "converting folder to file") so i took it out.

    Last night, my primary HD started getting cyclic redundancy check errors, making sounds....and upon reboot got the same "consistency" problems.

    I was able to recover my data from the primary HD...but now i have to figure out whether to (a) get a new computer or (b) just get a new hard drive and install XP. do you think this drive failure is a product of something wrong with the other hardware in the machine?

    the machine is about 7 years old (upgraded in spots), and the same shit happened to both hard drives, despite constantly updated virus def's, no spyware, and fresh installs of XP.

    wtf. should i just get a new drive or wait till after christmas and loot Dell?
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Hard drives don't last forever. Just pick up another drive or 2 and be done with it. It will be a lot cheaper than replacing the whole machine, but you should find some pretty nice deals with the holliday's around.
     
  3. P07r0457

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    comp usa was selling 60gb drives new for $20 a while back I think.
     

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