wahts the easyest and best harddrive tool

  mixtupjack 14:10 13 Apr 2008
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hi does any 1 know a good and easy harddrive fault finder?but it neads 2 run before boot as the pc will not boot up with the hd pluged in thanks

  DieSse 14:14 13 Apr 2008

"but it neads 2 run before boot as the pc will not boot up with the hd pluged in thanks"

Nothing runs before boot - boot is the very first thing the system does, or can do. It's booting that allows it to proceed to anything else.

If the PC won't boot with the drive plugged in, then there is nothing you or I will have that can test the drive.

If this isn't what you mean, please explain further.

  DieSse 14:16 13 Apr 2008

I you mean the system will boot up, but won't run Windows, then there are some tools that can be run from floppy disk or CD.

  mixtupjack 14:18 13 Apr 2008

i can get the pc 2 boot but it dont pic up the secont sata? i want some thing 2 test the 2 hds even when 2 dont show up on the pc ? i think its a boot problem on the sata? but cant get it 2 turn on

  DieSse 14:22 13 Apr 2008

What make are the drives?

  DieSse 14:23 13 Apr 2008

And how or not do the two drives show up in the BIOS?

  Technotiger 14:26 13 Apr 2008

as far as I am aware. If you have problems, perhaps you are thinking of using the XP CD to fix, which is the normal thing to do.

  Technotiger 14:27 13 Apr 2008

Blimey - I must learn to type much quicker .....

  mixtupjack 14:27 13 Apr 2008

the 250s are bouth segate bouth baracuda i will check bios now 2 secs

  mixtupjack 14:31 13 Apr 2008

the boot sata is in posison 0 ans the second in posision 1

  DieSse 14:31 13 Apr 2008

Seagate Seatools are what you can try

click here

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