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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:07 PM

Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

Determine the manufacturer of your hard drive by using Speccy (by Piriform) or some other free utility.  Then go to the manufacturer's website.  Most of them offer free HD diagnostic tools.  If problems are discovered, you might want to pay for SPINRITE, if you want to see if the errors can be fixed and data recovered.  If data recovery is not an issue, then go with the manufacturer's free diagnostic software.  Running "chkdsk c: /r" (or whatever the drive letter is) will also identify and correct a lot of HD problems.

 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:35 PM

Hi there,

You can use GSmartControl if you want a portable S.M.A.R.T. report app.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:23 AM

i downloaded the seatools for dos and burnt the iso,it said in the manual there should be a feature,fix all,but this isent there anyone know where i find it?



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:26 AM

hi i downloaded the sea tools for dos iso,burnt it to dvd,when i run it im meant to get a menu option to FIX all but im not getting that,i can only test no option to fix all



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:30 AM

Hello there,

You might want to see this guide on how to use SeaTools (for both versions).

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

You have to run the test first, when the test is done will give you the option to fix






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