WD740 Raptor Problem!

By TiTuS_LiTe
Dec 24, 2005
  1. I recently purchased a brand new wd740 raptor.

    I tried to install windows xp on it but the system would crash if i would select the "full format" option. The only thing that worked was "quick format" which was rather slow.
    When it finished copying the files and rebooted, a blue screen appeared with the c0000221 hard stop error.

    I believe that it is the hard drive as i have tried replacing the memory, using different windows xp cd, different cd drive, different set of cables, i am using stock clocks and have never overclocked the system on which i used the hard drive.
    I also tried the diagnostic tools(both windows and dos) by western digital and it showed that the hard drive had too many errors, also tried a different sata hard drive with no problems at all.

    Would need probably replacing but if anyone has any ideas how to fix it i would really appreciate it.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, mortals can't fix hard drive errors unless it's something obvious like stopping your three year old from beating the thing with a hammer.
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