Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:44 AM
Hello, seems I have another computer issue!
Recently upgraded my PSU from 400W to a 600W corsair, as the older one was no longer enough to power my new gpu and computer. That was around a week ago, maybe a bit more so unsure if it has anything to do with this current issue. Today i turn on my computer and there is a windows error window telling me Windows detected a hard disk problem and to backup my files right away. I backup on a weekly basis to an external drive so i cancel it. prior to this message i had two seperate programs close on me for no reason with a windows error simply telling me it had to close them down. up until these recent error messages ive encountered no other issues, no strange sounds coming from the HDD, no slow downs on my computer, no bsod or issues shutting down and restarting windows. I was curious if its a virus or some malware but clicking on the options the error screen offers (Start backup process, Ask me Again later, Cancel) dont bring me to any screens telling me to buy products or anything like that. The HDD i have in there is only a year old, and it was a replacement from the one before it that burned out within a year. It was installed by the store that built my computer. Looking up the error message in google brought me to download Hard Disk Sentinel which after a scan tells me the following
"Failure is Predicted - Attribute:5 Reallocated Sectors Count, Count of sectors moved to spare area. Indicate problem with the disk surface or the read/write heads. there are 4095 bad sectors on the disk surface. the contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area. Replace hard disk immediately."
I ran malware bytes and iobit malware as well as avast and they came up clean, so i guess it really is my HDD?
HDD Info - 500G Seagate Interface - S-ATA II Model - ST3500410AS Firmware - CC34
I cant say i know too much about hard drives so im at a loss here and not quite sure exactly whats wrong either. Any help would be great. Thanks!