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#1 sassenach01

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:27 AM

New to the site and I'm looking forward to learning a lot. I have an Asus k5e3 laptop and lately it has been giving me the Windows Error Recovery system did not shut down properly. I did the repair option and it said the problem was "system volume on disk is corrupt" Researched it and I guess my hard drive is about to die. My question is when i replace it, can i use the recovery disks for my laptop or will i have to buy Windows 7 again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:21 AM

Hi sassenach01 :)

You can use the Recovery disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive. However, are you sure that your hard drive is failing? We could check it together and see if it is or not. The "System Volume Information" folder is where system restore points are kept, maybe they are just corrupted and needs to be deleted. In order to delete them, right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane and click on the System Protection tab. Click on the Configure... button followed by the Delete one at the bottom of the window to delete every restore points present on the system. Once this is done, let's check the health of the drive.

Please download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.
  • Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exe
  • A list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drive
    note: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.
  • Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device Information
  • Click on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.
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  • Click on the Perform Tests tab
  • Select Extended Self-Test and click Execute
    note: this test can take several hours to run
  • Allow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottom
  • Please post the result of the scan in your next reply
Is there any lines that are highlighted in pink or red after the scan?

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:15 AM

thanks for the quick reply. I did the test 3 times (the third time with my tongue sticking out of the left side of my mouth to make sure i was doing it right) and here are the results.

I had 1 line that was pink. Current Pending Sector Count.

the result Completed with Read Failure. only completed 10% of the test.

I have the log saved if you need anymore information

I noticed that I had 3 pre failures:

Raw Read Error Rate

Sign up Time

Reallocated Sector Count

The rest said old age


Edited by sassenach01, 18 February 2015 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

Well it indeed looks like your hard drive is failing. I would back up all your important data on an external storage media or on the cloud then buy a new hard drive to reinstall Windows on it.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:33 AM

ok. so I can use the recovery disks that i made with the new driver?



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

Yes, usually these Recovery disks are used to reinstall Windows with the proper drivers, so they should work.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:36 AM

sorry....just reread your first reply. I thank you for your help



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

No problem, let me know how it goes :) Good luck!

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

Today was the first chance I had to get the hard drive and install. It is up and running and the recovery discs are loading right now. Again, thank you for your help



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:28 PM

No problem sasse, glad that I could be of help :)

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:12 AM

If a HDD is starting to fail you could clone it while its still alive


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:02 AM

At best, IMO, cloning a failing hard drive is nothing but a gamble which may not result in anything capable of being read by the system. 

 

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:45 AM

since i am up and running now, and have the back up discs, would it be a good idea to clone it now?



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:55 AM

It would be a good idea to clone it now for the future, just in case you need to restore it quickly and can't be bothered to troubleshoot an issue.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:14 AM

ok. here will be another learning oppurtunity for me. How do I clone my hard drive? Is that just backing it up, and is that the same as making an image of it?






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