Hard drive help
Anyone have a copy of a hard drive diagnostic tool? I need something, anything. My WD 320 GB EIDE drive keeps giving me the BSOD. Brand new drive bought in August 07. It started about 2 or 3 months ago. It will be fine for weeks at a time and then I turn on the monitor and I see BSOD.
At that point I have to physically unhook the drive and hook it back up to get it to boot up again. It normally works but last night it wouldn't boot up no matter what I did to it. Finally, my girlfriend got it to come on after turning it on and off an unhooking everything and stuff like that.
I have ran the WD tools but it passes all the tests. I have a new motherboard, CPU, memory, and new IDE cable so I know that is not the problem. I know it is the hard drive because of the boot_disk_failure that it says on the BSOD.
I am at my wits end. I am just hoping that I don't have to send for a replacement at this point because I need my computer for school.
Well, anyone have any other advice besides stay away from the WD drives? How about a good replacement drive? Hitachi is what I was thinking.