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Hard disk failure error, yet disk is healthy


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#1 Shade the Wolf

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

I was playing EVE, and an error popped up saying that I should backup my data and replace my hard disk, yet I hear no signs of hard disk failure, and the disk management says that the disk is healthy. MegaDan5 thinks I might have a virus. Should I still make a backup just in case, though?

 

I forget the exact words of the message, but here's a paraphrased transcript:

 

"Hard disk failure imminent. Backup your data and replace the hard disk"


Edited by Shade the Wolf, 22 March 2013 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

Can you post a screenshot?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

I don't know how to get the error message back, sorry. But I did recently run a SMART status test, and it does confirm that the drive may fail soon. I don't have Cropper anymore, so any screenshots will need to be in spoiler tags.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

But I did recently run a SMART status test, and it does confirm that the drive may fail soon

 

That confirms it.This is not malware.

 

Please run harddrive diagnostic tools to test your harddrive.Back up your datas.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

I will. Thanks.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

:welcome:



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

the SMART scan is still giving a false positive (I say this cause some experts say that SMART scans are inaccurate, and that one of her desktops was giving a failed SMART scan warning for 5 years, and that desktop is still kicking). Also, what do you mean by tools?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

If you say that SMARTMON results are false positive what do you have to say about the error generated by windows?

 

"Hard disk failure imminent. Backup your data and replace the hard disk"

 

It is up to you to decide whether to continue using harddrive or to replace it

 

You can test your harddrive using the tools given here

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

 

No one can predict on how long the harddrive would survive.Log report and the startup error confirms that harddrive is failing.Make sure to take backup of important files.


Edited by narenxp, 22 March 2013 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

it wasn't a startup error. It happened while I was playing EVE.

 

 

EDIT: and the topic won't open for me. Bad link, I guess.


Edited by Shade the Wolf, 22 March 2013 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

it wasn't a startup error. It happened while I was playing EVE.

 

Whatever :) 

 

Backup your files and use your harddrive until it fails.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:47 AM

I already backupped as much as I could to an SD card I have laying around. But thanks.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:45 AM

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