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Suspected Hard Drive Problem, Win 8

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#1 pat71896


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/568971/bsod-win7-1-64bit-professional-unused-for-over-1-year/ - Hamluis.


Well, My Win 8 felt sympathy for my Win 7 and is now being a problem again.  The Win 8 had its HD replaced in January 2015, but this HD is failing too.  It has a hard time bringing up software and won't update the sign off (and the input) on the HD. 


That does sound like a HD issue, right?  (Win 8.1).


Then my embroidery machine felt like joining the crap pile, so with 2 pcs and 1 sewing machine out of order, I am just about out of any patience and, of course, sanity.


I am still going to be trying the suggestions here, just not today or in the immediate millennium.  


I would be overwhelmed, but technically, I am not under water, I am just full of issues right now. 


May you be blessed in ways you have not yet imagined.  Pat

Edited by hamluis, 10 March 2015 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 04:27 PM

Pat, if you want, follow the instructions below for your Windows 8 computer to see if the hard drive is really failing.

Follow the instructions below to test your hard drive health with GSmartControl:
  • Download GSmartControl and save it on your Desktop;
  • Extract the content of the GSmartControl .zip archive and execute gsmartcontrol.exe;
  • Identify your drive in the list, and double-click on it to bring up it's window (usually you'll find your drive by it's size or it's brand name);
  • Go in the Perform Tests tab, then select Extended Self-test in the Test type drop-down list and click on Execute (this test can take a few hours to complete);
  • Once the test is over, the results will be displayed at the bottom of the window. Please copy and paste these results in your next reply;
  • Also, go in the Attributes tab and if you have any entries highlighted in red or pink, copy and paste their name in your next reply (or take a screenshot of the GSmartControl window and attach it in your next reply);

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