I have been getting a pop up window the the message Windows Detected a hard disk problem. There are two choices. Start the backup process and ask me again later. There is the option to show details. When I show details, It says:
Because a hard drive failure will cause you to lose all of your programs, files and documents on this disk, you should back up your important information immediately. Try not to use your computer until you have repaired or replaced the hard disk.
Which disk is failing?
The following hard disks are reporting failure:
Disk Name: KINGSTON SMSM150S324G
My laptop had been getting very slow at shutting down and a restarting. I was also having to restart anytime I wanted to use any of the USB ports as the plug and play would not recognize I had plugged anything in. I had to restart with the peripheral plugged in. Frequently when the laptop was shutting down I would get a blue screen with an error message that I cannot remember right now. I was waiting for Windows 10 to release and then I had planned to reformat to see if that solved any of my issues. Once I upgraded to Windows 10, I reformatted the laptop and immediately installed Kaspersky Antivirus when I got the laptop up and running. The first time the pop appeared was when I logged in to the computer after it restarted after a Windows update. Before today, I only got he pop after Windows updated. Today I have gotten the pop up at one random time and once after installing a program (SMART Notebook). I have not been having issues with the laptop. The USB ports now seem to be working fine and the shutting down and restarting seem to be happening without incidence. I went in to my device manager says my hard disk is fine. I ran a chkdsk from the command prompt as an administrator on both the OS and the data partitions of the hard disk and they both showed no errors. I downloaded Malwarebytes and it did not find anything. I also ran adwcleaner. The other thing that could be totally coincidental, but certainly suspicious, is that I have gotten a phone call from "Microsoft Technical something or other.." and they noticed that my computer has had some suspicious activity and could be compromised and they were asking me if I have been having any problems...I hang up on them and they called back the next day but I wasn't even home..... So.... I don't know if I have a hard drive issue or not.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 20 August 2015 - 05:45 PM.
Moved to 'Internal hardware' from 'Am I infected?'