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Possible Hard Drive problem


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#1 jb777

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

I am using an Acer Aspire One laptop.
I recently got assistance from a mod over at the Malware forum.
After removing all Malware and so forth my computer was still running quite slow and the mod had me run SeaTools. When I ran SMART test, it failed but Short DST & Short generic passed.
I thoroughly cleaned the dust out the inside of this laptop.

I have replaced a laptop hard drive once before so I can change if needed, but I am wondering if it is possible to fix this drive?

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:11 PM

It's most likely a mechanic failure. You are better off replacing the hard drive rather then having to risk to lose your data.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:04 PM

Agreed with killer. S.M.A.R.T. is a detection system for your hard drive/motherboard. Your hard drive communicates information about what is going on inside itself to the motherboard, which checks to make sure everything is peachy. If you're getting this error, something is less than peachy...

It's better to replace your hard drive now, while there is -- hopefully -- still a possibility of cloning it to a new drive.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:39 AM

Back it up, store important files on external media then run it into the ground. It will fail eventually (they all do) but it could be awhile. I have had drives fail smart and run for years and ones that were dead pass.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:44 AM

A new laptop hard drive is fairly priced depending on the capacity.

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#6 jb777

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:50 AM

Thanks guys.
I like the idea of running it into the ground, but it is running excruciatingly slow. Especially when I have more than one program open. Eventually programs freeze up.
Is this related to the hard drive problem?

Thanks,

jen

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

Could be a memory Issue Download Memtest86 ISO and burn it to a CD. Reboot the computer and let it run the short AND long test. It could also be the HDD since its failing access times will increase as it tries to find files in midst of bad sectors and if the read/write heads are failing it will take longer for the HDD to read the information.

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