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  #16  
Old March 5th 10, 08:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
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Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

Hi folks.
I am sitting at my computer with the second hard drive of the same model
number on my desk. The same computer is producing the same symptoms as the
first hard drive during an XP Home install. The computer was working ok
before with a smaller hard drive.
I searched google and found many people reporting problems with this model
hard drive and many other Western Digital hard drives. An XP install fails
with a "can not finish formatting the hard drive" message.
From what little I have seen about the problems is the stick arm thing gets
stuck in the read position, something like that.
The hard drive is going back to the trader with some evidence of a bad hard
drive reputation, for a refund.


--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


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  #17  
Old March 5th 10, 08:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

Hi folks.
I am sitting at my computer with the second hard drive of the same model
number on my desk. The same computer is producing the same symptoms as the
first hard drive during an XP Home install. The computer was working ok
before with a smaller hard drive.
I searched google and found many people reporting problems with this model
hard drive and many other Western Digital hard drives. An XP install fails
with a "can not finish formatting the hard drive" message.
From what little I have seen about the problems is the stick arm thing gets
stuck in the read position, something like that.
The hard drive is going back to the trader with some evidence of a bad hard
drive reputation, for a refund.


--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


.

  #18  
Old March 5th 10, 08:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

By the way, it was the cheapest 500GB hard drive available on the auction
website, a new hard drive that is.



--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


.

  #19  
Old March 5th 10, 08:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

By the way, it was the cheapest 500GB hard drive available on the auction
website, a new hard drive that is.



--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


.

  #20  
Old March 5th 10, 08:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

I received a replacement hard drive. I installed the hard drive into the
computer the first hard drive was installed on and this drive has failed an
XP install an error message reads, "format could not finish" , sorry I missed
it exactly again. So I am asking for another replacement hard drive. These
drives are sold with a 3 year warranty. These hard drives were selling and
still are selling for the lowest price on the auction site. Google tells me
Western Digital hard drives similar to and the same model as this model
WD50000AADS get the arn thing stuck in the read position. Installs are ok
with other hard drives.


--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


.

  #21  
Old March 5th 10, 08:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
umwhat[_5_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 63
Default Model: WD5000AADS

I received a replacement hard drive. I installed the hard drive into the
computer the first hard drive was installed on and this drive has failed an
XP install an error message reads, "format could not finish" , sorry I missed
it exactly again. So I am asking for another replacement hard drive. These
drives are sold with a 3 year warranty. These hard drives were selling and
still are selling for the lowest price on the auction site. Google tells me
Western Digital hard drives similar to and the same model as this model
WD50000AADS get the arn thing stuck in the read position. Installs are ok
with other hard drives.


--
....scribble scribble scribble...


"Tim Meddick" wrote:

I wouldn't have said that! - You understood right enough.

Certainly - whenever even "thinking" about taking off the back cover of your PC it
should, most definitely, be UNPLUGGED!

However, as you so rightly determined, what I meant was that if you leave the PC
plugged in when not in use, then the CMOS battery will be kept charged.

Keeping the PC plugged in (when not in use) also has the added effect keeping the
CMOS data alive even when the battery is defective.

Otherwise, unplugging (when the PC is off) will wipe out the CMOS data in a machine
with a defective [or no] battery, and you would have to reset the data in it each
time and the machine may not even work at all.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"glee" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
snip
On replacing the battery it sometimes helps if you keep the PC
plugged-in when it's switched off, as, this way, it keeps charging.
snip


I'm not sure what you are meaning here, Tim. If you mean, AFTER you
replace the CMOS battery it is a good idea to keep the computer plugged
in when it's switched off, then yes that's true.

However, what you wrote can be interpreted to mean you are suggesting
that the computer be kept plugged in WHILE replacing the battery, which
is a very bad idea. I just wanted to clarify that for anyone having a
semantics problem.

The "On" at the beginning of the sentence indicates that you mean the
former, but you know those of us in the USA don't really speak or
understand English. ;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/


.

  #22  
Old March 5th 10, 11:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
John John - MVP[_2_]
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Posts: 1,637
Default Model: WD5000AADS

Is the XP Home install cd at Service Pack 1 or higher?

John

umwhat wrote:
I received a replacement hard drive. I installed the hard drive into the
computer the first hard drive was installed on and this drive has failed an
XP install an error message reads, "format could not finish" , sorry I missed
it exactly again. So I am asking for another replacement hard drive. These
drives are sold with a 3 year warranty. These hard drives were selling and
still are selling for the lowest price on the auction site. Google tells me
Western Digital hard drives similar to and the same model as this model
WD50000AADS get the arn thing stuck in the read position. Installs are ok
with other hard drives.


  #23  
Old March 5th 10, 11:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
John John - MVP[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,637
Default Model: WD5000AADS

Is the XP Home install cd at Service Pack 1 or higher?

John

umwhat wrote:
I received a replacement hard drive. I installed the hard drive into the
computer the first hard drive was installed on and this drive has failed an
XP install an error message reads, "format could not finish" , sorry I missed
it exactly again. So I am asking for another replacement hard drive. These
drives are sold with a 3 year warranty. These hard drives were selling and
still are selling for the lowest price on the auction site. Google tells me
Western Digital hard drives similar to and the same model as this model
WD50000AADS get the arn thing stuck in the read position. Installs are ok
with other hard drives.


 




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