Yesterday i got an error (out of the blue) saying there were issues with the HDD and a 'HDD Diagnostic' program opened up along with a number of error dialogue boxes.
The error boxes were
1. There is an error on your HDD and your data is at a risk
2. There is low memory ( My laptop has 3 GB ram installed)
Simultaneously, the 'HDD Diagnostic' program ran a defragmentation test and reported the following errors. At around the same time 'MY DOCUMENTS' folder in C Drive went missing.
I have attached the screen shot of the diagnostics tool and the errors reported. Also, the tool prompts me to 'Purchase and Activate "DefragHDDrepair" tool.
I tried to restore the windows 7 MBR and used this tutorial but the problem still seems to be there. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html
What am i supposed to do now. Is it a Permanent Hardware Failure (which means i will have to replace the HDD) or will formatting my hard drives solve the issue.
EDIT : The 'My Document Folder' which went missing is BACK now. But the HDD Diagnostic tool which has taken a place in my notification area still shows the 5 errors.
Also, my computer has started behaving randomly, the explorer.exe restarts randomly and an error dialogue box pops up saying my system doesn't have enough memory and prompts a restart.
Edited by atre, 08 December 2010 - 09:33 AM.