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Re-installing the opperating system causing hard disk failure.

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#1 kalzone90292


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

I have recently re installed windows 7 on two computers, and both are now experiencing HDD failure. Is it a coincidence, or am I doing something horribly wrong? 

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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:18 PM

I think it's just a coincidence. The lifespan of HDDs vary greatly, so there's no telling when one's going to fail.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

It's possible installing an OS could stress a drive that is on the edge of failure but on two computers, I would think that is a coincidence. What is it that makes you believe the drives are failing? Did you get a warning saying drive failure was imminent? You can use Seatools for Windows to do a diagnostic on the drives if the OS is running to confirm.

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