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Default Dropped my duo :( - 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM

Dropped my duo and it still boots , but doesn't recognize the HD anymore. clicking tried reseating already... No luck


Apparently the drive has a free fall detector that shuts it to prevent problems. specs say it can handle upto 220G! It only fell like 3 feet unto tile so I guess the specs are off??Any options to have the HD repaired without spending a fortune?

if not i'll use this as an excuse to finally put a Win 7/ 8 dual boot partition on a bigger HD... Any other recommended upgrades while I'm "in there"...

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Default 11-05-2012, 02:27 PM

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Dropped my duo and it still boots , but doesn't recognize the HD anymore. clicking tried reseating already... No luck


Apparently the drive has a free fall detector that shuts it to prevent problems. specs say it can handle upto 220G! It only fell like 3 feet unto tile so I guess the specs are off??Any options to have the HD repaired without spending a fortune?

if not i'll use this as an excuse to finally put a Win 7/ 8 dual boot partition on a bigger HD... Any other recommended upgrades while I'm "in there"...
Upgrade to an SSD and forget Windows 7!! With a SSD drive and Windows 8 the Duo is a completely different machine. Runs much faster and smoother.
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Default 11-05-2012, 07:59 PM

took everyones advice and put Win8. Win 7 dual boot.

What's the best way to resize the partition after install (only 18G for win8 right now...)
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