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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:14 PM
Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:36 PM
The only relevance to it working well in Safe Mode is that Safe Mode loads a tiny lightweight version of what comes on during a normal boot up, so your dying hard drive managed to survive a bit more usage in that lightweight state, but it's certainly not an indication of it being healed.
If you got the warning and you hear the scraping and grinding, rest assured, that drive is done and gone.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:49 PM
Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:59 PM
Do you know the brand of the Hard Disk you have?
Most HDD manufactures provide diagnostic tools you can use to check the disk health.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:09 PM
Edited by samacer, 27 August 2014 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:18 PM
You can download the Hitachi drive diagnostic tool, HGST Windows Drive Fitness test here: http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads#DFT
That bugcheck error code is caused by a number of things, including faulty drivers. The fact that the system runs better in Safe Mode, which loads just the minimal drivers needed, would seem to confirm that. An explanation of the 0x0000000A error and ways to troubleshoot it can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560129%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:29 PM
Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:32 PM
Do you mean it won't download? Are you booting into Safe Mode with networking? You could try downloading it to another computer, save it to a USB, and transfer it over that way.
Meanwhile, try going through the troubleshooting steps in the MSDN Microsoft link I posted.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:33 PM
Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:11 PM
It has been my experience that every single time I or my clients have received the warning in Windows that the hard drive was failing, it was 100% true.
You're beating a dead horse to try to save it.
You need a new hard drive.
Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:19 AM
Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:56 AM
I got the same troubling notices from my hard drive , with intermittent warnings to back up my files, which I did not.....ultimately the hard drive failed, just as the warnings predicted....I would save all your precious photos and downloads, favorites, emails, etcetera....to an external device....I did not and lost a ton of stuff.....I was able to buy a new hard drive and recovery disks (from Microsoft) and carry on....but in my totally amateur opinion, noises are not good, as in scraping...act sooner rather than later
Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:22 PM
Ive got everything important off so if it does die i wont loose anything when it dies. Its working for now but i aren't sure when it'll die
I understand. You just want to know if the disk is salvageable at all. As for the error code, did you get that when you tried to run sfc /scannow or before you ran it. That error code means one of your system files, probably a dll file, is missing or corrupt.
Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:45 AM
I got that error code before I run sfc /scannow and after I run it, it stopped it appearing.
Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:16 AM
This exact same thing happened to me last night after installing the latest Windows update KB2993651. Monitor went black, HDD (WDB1TB) started screeching. Then Windows restarted loading. I uninsalled that update and so far, so good.
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