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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:22 AM
Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:45 AM
I want to make sure I'm right about what's wrong with my comp before I buy a new hard dive...
I have a sony vaio E series 15 laptop with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, 750gb WD SATA HD. It has recently had a couple BSODs and I suspect the HD is failing. A week ago it bsod but rebooted before I saw the error, and the dump failed. Yesterday, it did it again, but this time I had kept it from rebooting and got the error codes. Kernal-data-inpage-error, 0x0000007a. Secondary error codes were (0xfffff6fc80614f8, 0xffffffffc0000056, 0x0000000114e8b880, 0xfffff900c289ffd0) with a crash dump failure status 0xc0000010 (interesting side note: that first secondary error code has no matches in Google, and that's copied directly off a pic I took off the blue screen). I ran chkdsk, which found 268 unreadable files in the first step. What it found after that is a mystery, because the log file cut off partway through the list of unreadable sections. It boots fine, but hangs when I try to run any program, even in safe mode, including mini tools, which I have from the last time the hard drive died on this rather new computer.
I'm assuming the next step is to test the hard drive with a program I can boot from a CD? Any suggestions? This hd is only a year old, the first one was replaced under warranty after only 6 months. Also, does anyone have an idea how an otherwise great computer has killed two hard drives in 18 months?
Hi ! Here is a link to Seagate Sea tools; I have not used it; still I am giving it
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/gr/seagateseatools.htm Please write to me whether it is useful.
Besides I hope You would have safely created a back -up- if not do it now.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:25 AM
I use to HDDScan to test disks... I find it very reliable and accurate on all brands or disks.
I'm guessing that you have just had an unlucky break with disks, it happens. If you use applications that use a lot of write/modify processes (like media production for example) they can die sooner, but normally around the 24 months stage. Let us know the results of your scans...
Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:22 AM
Edited by weezerific, 13 February 2014 - 09:23 AM.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:23 PM
you can always buy a USB docking station, they cost from $10...
This will allow you to test the disk from another computer, and attempt to retrieve your data also. Very handy to have.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:05 PM
The Seagate scan for DOS only works on Seagate or Maxtor drives and mine is western digital, and I can't seem to find a bootable version of HDDScan. At the moment the
Actually, SeaTools for DOS will run on all manufacturer's hard drives, but may not recognize the hard drive if the Storage Configuration is not set in a configuration which SeaTools will recognize.
Edited by dc3, 13 February 2014 - 04:10 PM.
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