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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:58 AM
Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:48 AM
Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:54 AM
IMO if the drive has been used regularly since 06 it is past time for a change, drives are very cheap theses days it will also give peace of mind!
If you don't stand for the flag then you will fall for anything!
Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:05 AM
You can check the hard drive with Seatools for DOS. Burn the iso file and boot the CD. You may have to change from AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS in order for Seatools to detect the drive.
As a side note, I have never had a hard drive go bad on me. In fact, the hard drive on this computer is over 11 years old (pretty much daily use). Of course, hard drives today IMHO are nowhere near the quality they once were.
Edited by JohnC_21, 14 July 2014 - 10:05 AM.
Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:02 PM
Edited by petehouf, 14 July 2014 - 01:22 PM.
Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:24 PM
Speccy usually is pretty quick to run.
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:14 PM
Sorry that it took so long. Finally got my Speccy report. For some reason, everything is running normally again, after the nightmare it made me go through before. I only installed basic things that would up my security, nothing serious yet. I installed all the Windows updates, but randomly it showed 60 updates yesterday, and it would either not install it properly, or it would fail and revert them. took about 3+ hours.
Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:50 AM
If you have not already done so, you need to run the SeaTools on your hdd which contains the operating system, the C: drive.
Edited by dc3, 17 July 2014 - 08:01 PM.
Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:31 AM
Bad sectors and slow sectors can cause serious slow downs in windows. I would highly recommend replacing your hard drive asap due to the failure on the seatools test.
Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:38 AM
The scans are conclusive, it time to get your important data backed up on removable media, like an external hdd, flash drive, DVDs, etc.
I would suggest that you make this a priority as it could fail at any time.
You have done the installation before, so you know the routine now.
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