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My wife's pc went to shit today. I did a factory recovery on it, and it would load windows 7, but multiple program failure alerts would pop up and nothing would open. So I reset it and did a systems diagnostics test on it. It said smart check passed, long DST failed. The failure ID is RGAC1R-00070E-WPWX1G-619003. I have no idea what to do. Is the HDD shot or does it mean something else? Does she need a new HDD, and if so, does she also need a new copy of Windows or does it come preinstalled? Better yet, would it make more financial sense to just get a new tower when we can?
 

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I'm not real familiar with that specific error code but a quick book search shows it as a failed drive error.

You can get a new drive for ~100. You don't need to buy windows, your computer came with it installed. You will need the discs that came with the computer though... if you don't have them you can call and get them shipped. Last I checked Dell charged $15 to ship the discs, no idea what it costs for others. If you can't do that then you will have to buy Windows.

A new computer can be had for 300-400 but that's a very basic computer. It's still quite faster than computers that are 4 years old though.
 

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If she has backed up all her important info, just go and buy her a new pc. Once things start to fail, something else will follow.
 

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Once things start to fail, something else will follow.
Microsoft actually did a really interesting study on hard drive failures and determined that most computers that had drives that failed in a few years were likely to have another drive fail in the future. There's a whole lot to it but one of the ideas that came out of it was that in a significant number of cases it was reasonable to believe there was something else wrong with the computer and the hard drive failure was just a symptom.
 

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Yeah, we already decided not to work on it and just get a new one as soon as we can. Until then, she'll be using mine, which is infinitely better anyway lol. So much so that I'm worried she might not want her own when it comes time to get one.
 

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Yeah, we already decided not to work on it and just get a new one as soon as we can. Until then, she'll be using mine, which is infinitely better anyway lol. So much so that I'm worried she might not want her own when it comes time to get one.
Make sure you hide all your porn links lol
 

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I hide nothing. When we started dating in 99, I tried. Then it got to be such a chore that I told her flat out I like porn. She said it was obvious when she went on my computer, but she expected it because I'm a guy and it didn't bother her. Honesty really was the best policy :D

Imagine how frustrating it would be trying to hide that for the past 15 years only to find out she knew all along and didn't care lol.
 

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If you're buying a pre built pc make sure you hit the wholesale clubs. Too bad you can't do it yourself though, a LOT more bang for your buck. I just built an I-7 quad core machine with 32 megs of ram and a dual vid card /sli setup. The thing needs wings for takeoff! ;) If I tried to buy retail what I bought it would have cost me almost twice as much. OH and FYI Win7 still has a long life ahead of it and is a really nice OS. You don't need to move to 8 like a lot of the retail stores will try and bundle with your PC. Make sure you ask that early because some boxes only come with the Win 8 bundle.
 

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