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Hard Drive Failure - Unknown Error


When vista loads, it gives me a message telling me one of my hard drives need to be checked for consistency. If i let it run, it either freezes, or aborts with some kind of unknown error at some point (happens at different points in the process, randomly). When i finish booting into vista, the hard drive is there, but it needs to be formatted before it can be used. If i keep letting chkdsk run is there a chance it may be able to repair whatever the issue is? It seems to get progressively further, but how far away from completing chkdsk it is, i have no idea. Edit: actually, i'm going download wd lifeguard tools, and see if i can scan the drive first, and see what it tell me. Will update when done.

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Today i purchased a 250gig seagate sata 7200. 9 drive and after formatting and installing windows i realized a clicking sound, after looking into it with other threads i thought it was normal, then i got the blue screen of death with a message saying "stop: d0000144 unknown hard error", now im concerned since i only just got this drive. What can i do? (I also flashed my bios on my motherboard up to the latest version but i don't think that could affect it, my mother board is a asus p4s800-mx se).

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**Not accessible, the parameter is incorrect**
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