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#1 Zestypanda

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

Ok, so I ran hd tune free edition and did the hard drive error scan, and it reported 0.2% of my hd is bad, and this is after I've formatted and ran chkdsk (chkdsk finds stuff and fixes every time) the hd is a caviar black WD. Is ny hdd slowly failing? What do I do?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

Is ny hdd slowly failing? What do I do?

Your HDD has been "slowly tailing" since the day you turned the computer on.

If the result said 5% (or more), then I would worry about it, but yours is generally OK.

Run a Speccy and see if there are any notes near the HDD, but there should not be any.

Just keep it cleaned inside, keep your Antivirus and Antimalware updated, and keep 20% free space

 

Your computer is like a car, as it needs tuning, repairs, and one day it will fail.

I can not say when that day will be, but if my motor was 0.2% bad, I would be happy.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

Ok, I was just worried because the hdd is from 2011 and I thought stuff like this should last longer, and I will post a speccy sheet tomorrow, it's late where I am.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

Ok, here is my speccy info

 

Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
    Intel Core i5 2300 @ 2.80GHz    34 °C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 (LGA1155)    31 °C
Graphics
    FPD2275W (1680x1050@60Hz)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (XFX Pine Group)    44 °C
Hard Drives
    466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 ATA Device (SATA)    33 °C
Optical Drives
    No optical disk drives detected
Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Ok... Bad news. The drive is no longer detected by windows install, but it detected by bios. Windows won't boot and it makes a whirring clicking sound.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

Reality is...there no way to quantify when something happens in the future...until it happens.

 

Bad Sectors On Hard Drives - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1583&page=3

 

The biggest thing about bad sectors that I understand...is that an increasing amount can indicate a physical problem with the hard drive...the percentage per se is not a good technique ror determining future utility of the drive.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 23 September 2013 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

when you run chkdsk, are you running it from command line with the /r switch? If you're not, you're not doing much... And the error checking feature that is enable from the drive properties box (which requires a reboot) does even less than chkdsk. (its not exactly the same)



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Well it might all be moot now, windows won't boot, windows install doesn't show the drive and Linux (Ubuntu) cannot read the drive, reports either a serious software and or hardware error is preventing it from mounting the drive and reading from it.

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