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Hard Drive Failure


ria

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I have a 3 year old Cougar Extreme Desktop system. Unfortunately my hard drive failed to load windows yesterday. I have checked the connections inside and as it’s making a terrible noise I am assuming it needs replacing. My old hard drive was a WD Raptor WD1500ADFD. I have searched the net for a replacement (it looks like that it has been discontinued?), but can only find a WD VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS. Does anyone know if this is the replacement model and therefore would work in my computer? I am grateful for any help

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onthelimit1

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Does your have onboard graphics as well as the card? If so, try from the VGA port.

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ria

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Done that, don’t know what’s happening though.
Computer started up with a terrible distorted and flickering picture into the repair start-up screen, tried to repair itself, failed and shut down. When I restarted computer it went straight into windows without any problems and a perfect picture.

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ria

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Sorry, my reply was to the suggestion to unplug the monitor and what happened when I reconnected it. I didn’t see the question about the onboard graphics card. Not sure about that, how can I find out.

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