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ok my laptop crapped out and i when i turn it on it says operating system not found and i cannot even load the system restore cds. someone said before that it may have bad sectors is there a way to fix this? i dont really want to buy a new hard drive at $160. if anyone has any ideas they would greatly appreciated

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I had a similar problem before on one of my hard drive, i eneded up taking it in to get fixed and they had to low level format it.  Im sure there is a utility out there that can do this for you, Low level formatting is not ur typical formatting method because it rewrites all of ur sectors

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you might want to run a check disk

5 stage pass

this will fix the errors

:arrow:

comand prompt c:>_

chkntfs (space) /d <'enter'>     

sets chkdsk ntfs file system to run even if no errors

       

chkntfs (space) /t:2 <'enter'>

sets the wait time before program starts

chkdsk (space) /f (space) /v (space) /x  <'enter'>

3 stage  ----runs a quick standard check disk

chkdsk (space) /v (space) /r (space) /x   

5 stage  ---runs a complete check disk (takes a long-long-long time)

(if repeated  multi times::will return "disk is clean" )

(this is the best check if you have the time to do it........... )

/f = fix

/v = verify every files check sum

/r = repair any error

/x = force to run

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if anyone knows of an adapter so i can hook a laptop hard drive to my desktop that would be great, because i want to see what wrong with it but it wont load in my laptop

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2.5 inch to 3.5 inch IDE Hard Drive Cable Adapter, 44 Pin Female to 40 Pin Male

Good Luck

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Sorry to be off topic, but I need some help.  I can't get any results after testing anymore.  I keep getting the message listed below.

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Lost connection to MySQL server during query in /home/testmyn/public_html/tools/test/results.php on line 323

Could not connect:

Last night my home office had me download some security updates, and now this is all I can get.  Any suggestions?  Keep it clean, okay?!!

Thank you.

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