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I am getting a "hard drive failing" error message


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#1 palindrome388

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:31 AM

i am getting this error message too. my failing attr is 5. i can still use my hard drive, but saving and installing new programs sometimes gets an error message of "windows delayed write failed".

any advise? if already reinstalled windows twice and reformated my harddrive and the problem got worse each time i reinstalled and reformated.

ps. the problem didnt start until i resinstalled windows to clean out my harddrive.


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Edited by acklan, 19 August 2007 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:20 AM

Hello palindrome388 and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

If you go to the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive you should be able to download a diagnostic tool that will tell you if your drive is failing and needs to be replaced.
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:27 PM

I concur with budapest, sounds like your hard drive is failing and reaching EOL (end of life). Be prepared for the worst, check the warranty on your harddrive to see if it is still covered by the manufacturer. If so you will want to register the product with the manufacturer (if you have not already) and then contact them for information about warranty replacement. If it is not under warranty anymore, get yourself a replacement hard drive ASAP so you can backup the files before EOL so you don't lose everything.
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