Re: Vista related Hard Disk Problem
I suggest you download the hard drive test utility from the manufacturers
web site. If HP/Compaq doesn't have one use the one from Seagate's web site.
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"Carter" <Carter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I got vista today and installed it as a clean install. Once it was
> and running I received an error message stating "Windows detected a hard
> problem" and it then asks to start the backup process or ask me again
> The detailes state this:
> Because a disk faliure will cause you to lose all programs, files and
> documents on the disk, you should back up your important information
> immediately. Try not to use your computer until you have repaired or
> the hard disk.
> Which disk is failing?
> The following hard disks are reporting failure:
> Disk Name: ST980829A ATA Device
> Volume: C:\D:\
> Now, I've tried to re-install and delete the original partition but I am
> never getting to that option as I would with Windows XP SP2. So this was
> installed onto of the old partition with XP. My laptop is only 4 months
> and I do not want to have to get a new hard drive, as it would ultimately
> up costing more than what the good deal I got my laptop was.
> It's a Compaq Presario V5000. I never had any issues until today when I
> installed Vista. Is there any solution or a way to delete the old
> and start a fresh start.