Windows 10: Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues

Discus and support Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hello All Wondering something just did a Crystal Disk info check on Mom's PC, her one and only C Drive shows Caution Reallocated Sectors, Hard drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by AMDMan2016, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues


    Hello All


    Wondering something just did a Crystal Disk info check on Mom's PC, her one and only C Drive shows Caution Reallocated Sectors, Hard drive is original drive from 2012, Doing system image backup now, but if i do install my newer spare Toshiba 1tb drive for hers, i might just do a clean install instead of restoring Image, as has alot of leftovers from uninstalls over the years, Avast free antivirus left overs, etc.

    Windows 10 Version Pro 1909 x64
    PC Is HP P6-2133W
    Purchased June 10th 2012
    (my old PC prior to getting my AMD FX system in 2016, then i got some money and went to my faster Intel I7 7700 system)

    Do have Spare 1tb Toshiba drive in anti static bag that previously was used in the I7 system, installed my WD Black 1tb drive when i got this system many years ago, or should i purchase a newer hard drive for Mom's PC

    :)
     
    AMDMan2016, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. little cat, Jan 24, 2020
    #2
  3. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues

    Hard drive advice?

    i tried to install RHL - 9 on my Compaq Presario PC and got a msg "No Hard Drives detected". However Windows is running on my PC and when i tried to install Ubuntu-Linux for Human Beings, it detected the presence of the hard drive and showed the existing partitions.

    I tried to find the HDD driver thru windows but got nothing matching with the manually loadable drivers in RHL that r listed during installation.

    the hard disk in my PC is a SATA one and its number is WDC- followed by some numbers.

    plz,can anyone bail me out from this predicament?
     
    prakashdeep.m, Jan 24, 2020
    #4
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