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Hardisk About To Die?


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#1 IcedOut3

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:30 AM

Computer tech said my HDD was about to die or fail very soon, because that blue screen that runs error checking happens after every BOOT, I ran a command prompt to get rid of that running and it worked but Im worried I could be covering up a problem :thumbsup: How can I be sure my HDD wont fail or die soon? Is there any way to check it? THanks, cos I have alot of files here I dont want to loose, and backing it up wont be easy (150GB+ DATA)

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:56 AM

You can download the manufacturers diagnostic tool from their website. If you don't know what the make is you can download SIW which will tell you what it is.

Because hdds tend to eventually fail it is always a good idea to back up all of your important files to a removable media, now might be a good time for you to start.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:57 AM

Thanks DC3, I already carried out your suggestions two days ago and the both test (FUll and QUick Smart) came out positive with no errors, actually had one mirror error which it fixed it by itself.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:44 AM

Passing a manufacture test is good news but it doesn't mean your absolutly safe. As DC3 mentioned HDD can fail at any time just be proactive and back up your important data before its too late.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:52 AM

Oh okay, I'll see if I can get a Portable HDD tomorrow, thanks for the info guys =D

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:39 AM

What command did you use to get rid of the error checking screen? Was it chkdsk followed by some stuff with slashes? If so, then it won't cover up any problems. If you ran another command, please let us know so we can provide more advice.

Edited by usasma, 24 January 2008 - 08:41 AM.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:17 AM

usama i ran "chkdsk /x D:" as Animal told me to :thumbsup: and it worked so kudos for him =D

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

I'm glad to hear that it worked for you!

Each hard drive manufacturer sets up it's diagnostic tools differently - so some may scan more than others. But the usefulness of these tools is mostly for diagnosing physical problems with the hard drive.

The tool of choice (IMO) for checking file system errors is "chkdsk" - as it was designed by the group that designed the file system itself.

It's sorta like 3 separate layers, one on top of the other:
The software lays on top of the file system
The file system lays on top of the hard drive
And the hard drive is the physical (hardware) layer
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