I think I've been having issues with one of my hard drives, I'm 99% sure it's my second drive but not certain. I'd like to find out how to best assess the problem, and of course fix it. So anyway, I first noticed something was up when my computer froze upon taking a screenshot in a game. I didn't really get why it had happened until more things started acting weird like Windows Explorer freaking out, certain things going wrong with folders etc, which made me think one of my HDD's was on the blink. That was pretty much confirmed by the fact the next time I booted up a CHDSK Check (or whatever the heck it is called) happened for my D drive.
Once it finished running and booted up I did the error-check through My Computer -> Drive -> Properties and it said it found some problems and fixed them but it is still happening. I assume it's just breaking and will soon fail but I'm hoping there's a fix that will save me money. Writing to disk seemed to be what caused the freezing and such, but it isn't always happening, it's intermittent which confuses me. I don't have a clue what program would be best to download to run a check on the drive and how to best determine the issue.
Hard drive in question: "2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda".. I've owned it for almost 2 years now and it was bought new when I built my PC. In case it is of any help, my operating system is Windows 7 64-bit.
I'm not 100% sure my hard drive is what is causing the odd errors, but all signs point to that being the case.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Edited by BraXzy, 30 August 2014 - 08:55 PM.