Computer help forum: Hard Drive Dying, Spinrite Wont Work. Any Alternative?

by: krk34677 May 14, 2010 10:59 AM PDT

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Hard Drive Dying, Spinrite Wont Work. Any Alternative?

by krk34677 - 5/14/10 10:59 AM

Hi Everyone,

This is the first time I'm using this forum. I would really appreciate some help. The Hardrive on My laptop is definitely dying. It has been making extremely loud whirring noises, high pitched squeals and other sounds over the past 8 months. I have a friend who is a Computer and Network technician and he told me that the hard drive is definately dying, he also reccomended that I use spinrite and he even lent me a copy of his spinrite cd. Unfortunately Spinrite refuses to run on my computer, it just goes to the screen where it prepares itself to work(Discovering System mass storage devices) and remains there for hours, it totally refuses to actually start working. I even left it on for 37 hours and it still said "Discovering System Mass Storage Devices".

Is there any alternative program to spinrite? OR is there anything else I can do to save my hard drive? Please advise. I'm a student, All my classes require a computer, I dont have a job and there is no way I can afford to buy a new hard drive, sometimes I dont even have enough money for food!

Please I would really appreciate any advise I can get on saving my hardrive. Thanks.

Dean

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