HDD 'Misdetected'?

zion69

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I got 320GB Seagate HDD for years and today out of the blue, its gone weird.
It's supposed to be "ST3320613AS" in BIOS, but it become undetected, and when I try shutting down it and start it again, it's detected as "ST_M13FQBL" with only 4015mb...
I can't get into Windows, even if I get to Windows, it crashes and the screen goes black...

Anyone know what's the cause?
Thx in advance

My spec:
Intel E8600 Dual Core
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C
Corsair CX500W
2Gb DDR2 RAM
HDD Seagate 320Gb (The one that got problem)
HDD Seagate 500Gb
 
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You unplugged the 320 *after* you installed on the 500, right? It's possible that the boot instructions were (attempted to be) installed on the 320.

[strike]Now try to install again on the 500, this time without the 320 plugged in.[/strike] Hmm, maybe it won't be necessary, you can do a Startup Repair by booting with the Windows 7 installer DVD:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/startup-repair

Does the 500 show A-OK in BIOS?

zion69

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I've tried using Windows scheduled chkdisk... it shows no error
but when I use HDTune, as soon as it starts to error check, 3 red blocks appears and the computer crashes...
I think it's the HDD

update:
I tried installing Windows on the other HDD, but I can't run it... I've unplugged the 320gb and it still can't boot windows..
 

szaboaz

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You unplugged the 320 *after* you installed on the 500, right? It's possible that the boot instructions were (attempted to be) installed on the 320.

[strike]Now try to install again on the 500, this time without the 320 plugged in.[/strike] Hmm, maybe it won't be necessary, you can do a Startup Repair by booting with the Windows 7 installer DVD:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/startup-repair

Does the 500 show A-OK in BIOS?
 
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