Hi. I have my OS on a WD300 raptorx. I have all my data backed up on 2 other WD drives in raid1. This is all in the same PC. I have run this Diagnostics CD on other raptors and have gotten back the requested reports. I am having problems where i cannot boot into Win 7. None of my Win 7 repair tools have helped. I cannot even install a fresh copy of Win 7 on the 300 raptor. This drive is only a few months old and was received under another WD warrantly replacement. Anyway, when I try to run WD diagnostics on boot the tool does start but then goes into another black screen. No matter what I do I am unable to get the tool to run. I can’t even get to the part where it asks me what drive to diagnose. I am pretty sure that the main OS drive is bad again especially since I cannot even install a fresh copy of Win 7 or even format the drive. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thank you
What I would do on this case would be to run Windows from another drive then test the Raptor as a secondary drive, zero it and then see if t allows the installation… If not, I’d replace it.
Yeah, I didn’t have the resources to do that. WD is sending me a new one. I’ve just never seen where the lifeguard diagnostics couldn’t even start its test. I wonder if that has happened to anyone else. Anyway, this is the 2nd drive to go in the last 5 months.
Without being too specific, can a malfunctioning video card cause a hard drive failure???