Hard drive Samsung (80 GB)

By yatin_agrawal
Oct 13, 2007
  1. dear all,

    i m hving a prblm with my Samsung 80 Gb hard drive. when i start my pc it gives a disc failure and says to check for boot failure.and the PC is not able to start.

    when i connect it to another pc , it is shown in BIOS but in device manager its not showing anything.

    when i tried to reinstall WinXP on my PC it gives a technical error in the form below:
    STOP: 0X0000008E(oXC0000005), 0XF9257E4B, oX8E297E4, OX00000000)
    setupdd.sys- Address F9257E4B base at F922B000, datestamp 40517A39

    It also says that - setup cannot access this disk.

    plz help, wht to do?

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Is it an old disk? Sounds like it's dead to me.
  3. rasta99

    rasta99 TS Rookie

    sorry to say but your hdd is dead. do you hear the drive spin when the system starts? does it make any weird noises (clicking?) try to enable / disable the smart feature in the bios. best thing would be to boot up with another drive (and this one installed as well) and try to recuperate your data. it sounds like the drive is dying or dead.
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