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Almost instant hard drive failure


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#1 steve817

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:18 PM

My first time, so be gentle. Replaced hdd about two weeks ago on hp pavilion 23 all in one, drive failed again with flags on current pending errors count; again replaced drive, used hdd scan to verify good working condition and next day computer will not boot, system repairs cannot, and I have the same Current Pending Errors Count flag on my SMART test. I would gladly welcome any thoughts on matter; checked mb for caps or scorch marks, all looks ok.

Thanks for any input!



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:40 PM

Hi, welcome on board. We were all new once and started at post  #1.... I'm not far behind you.

 

It's gonna work out expensive keep buying new drives, can we be sure it is the drive, is it possible to try one of the faulty drives in another machine or a external caddy, we need to be sure it is the drive and not the computer.... we don't know if something has happened to the mobo, drive controller for example...... are all these the same brand, are they from a reputable source, what about a warranty on them any chance of a return? So many questions comes to mind but we do need to be sure it's the drive first of all.

 

If using in a caddy, ie a slave as opposed to a master bootable drive you will have to alter the jumper setting from Master to slave, doing this will allow you to see  the files on it proving the drive is mechanically  OK but the fault 'may' lie with the boot sector that's used for booting.

 

Dave


Edited by Pentodes, 03 October 2015 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 04:31 PM

Dave, thanks for the response. I'm actually fairly certain it's not the hard drive; trying to figure out tests and/or repairs to discover what is eating my hdd. I have to order a replacement sata cable as it is funky hp part in effort to test if that is the culprit. Thanks again!

 

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