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#1 killerx525

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:01 AM

My friend has a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB (WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0). It has problems but when i ran the western digital diagnostic tool to check for errors and found some but it couldn't repair it. The SMART status says FAIL. I've tried the chkdsk on the harddrive but that failed to repair the problem.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:56 PM

If all the tests fail then sorry to say it is time to replace it.

Hopefully his data can be saved. Before doing anything else, stressing it further, I would concentrate on getting his stuff of of it. While it is in use having a fan blowing on it may help.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:40 PM

His already backed it up before he gave me and i've tried having fan blowing on it which really cooled it down. So there is no solution left but to replace it, he tells me about receiving error like something about diskette. It seems the test says "Physical 3" is stuffed can't apply the repair to it but the others are fine.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

Reformatting the drive may make it useful again. BUT, with it already having problems I would not trust it with the storage of any important data.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:17 AM

It wouldn't even show the harddrive in my computer now and when i start a western digital short test it makes this weird mechanical noise, so i am assuming the harddrive spin thing is also stuffed. I already tried reformatting using the western digital tool which took 16 hours but it got stuck in that "physical 3" part which didn't allow it to do the full formatting.

Edited by killerx525, 20 October 2010 - 02:19 AM.

>Michael 
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:31 AM

The SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)fail is the kiss of death. My first experience with SMART was five years ago when I booted up and received the SMART BAD notice. It died after two more hours of use, just enough to get my important files off of it.

If you are interested, Wikipedia has a good article on SMART.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:44 AM

The SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)fail is the kiss of death. My first experience with SMART was five years ago when I booted up and received the SMART BAD notice. It died after two more hours of use, just enough to get my important files off of it.

If you are interested, Wikipedia has a good article on SMART.

Yer it says FAIL. So hard drive replacement? My friend told me he has a spare working harddrive, so i will remove the current harddrive and fit in the new harddrive. I should also test the harddrive out, just in case there is any errors.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:37 AM

If this hdd has a Windows operating system installed on it this could be a problem. If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer and you may not be able to start Windows. Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:17 AM

If this hdd has a Windows operating system installed on it this could be a problem. If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer and you may not be able to start Windows. Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error.

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No that's not the case, it was stored for personal files like documents,musics and movies.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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