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Old 01-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Computer had a haeart attack

so here I am always looking for new and better O/S's for my computer, so what do i do I download a linux Ubantu version called Zorin, looks good tastes good I liek it, so I install it alongside Vista on my hard drive, well.......I found out that it integrated in with Vista perfectly but I allocated too much space for the Linux, so i follow the uninstall instructions to the letter and upon restart is when my 160 gig hard drive decides to grind to a stop and not work anymore, My computer is a Emachine T5082 and I have heard that its the power supply that causes hard drives to die, any of you guys ever heard of that before? This is the Third hard drive I've had in the computer since 05 when I bought it. Going to best buy in the morning to see about a power adapter to power a SATA hard drive, and I really don't want a PSU trashing one of those, I can get a windshield for the Jeep cheaper.

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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If the PSU goes it usually takes out a couple of things as well... I'd image the HDD controller (on the mobo) is shot.

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Nope hdd controller is working fine, both of them in fact. I asked about the PSU on another forum I go to all the time and the PSU expert said mine isn't in the list of junk ones so it was an isolated hdd failure caused either by removing a partition on an old hard drive that couldn't take it anymore or just a plain old 6 year old hard drive that had been spun one rpm too many
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