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Is my Hard Drive in Danger?


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#1 MPANTHONY

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:41 PM

Attached File  Diskinfo.jpg   157.34KB   0 downloadsAttached File  Diskinfo.jpg   157.34KB   0 downloadsMy Asus Laptop has been humming loudly the last few weeks periodically on a daily basis and I am unable to determine if it is fan noise or hard drive. Can someone look at this report please and let me know how much in danger the drive is in? Diskinfo is attached. Backing up data to be safe is the obvious, but based on report just how bad a shape is disk in? Attached File  Diskinfo.jpg   157.34KB   0 downloads

 

 



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:26 PM

Cant see those screenshots too well.

Try speccy instead:

 

https://www.piriform.com/speccy

 

It has tools for giving off basic hard disk info


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:57 PM

Pending sectors is a severe warning.

 

Replace the drive immediately, or risk losing everything.



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:10 PM

Pending sectors is a severe warning.

 

Replace the drive immediately, or risk losing everything.

 

It could be a false positive, because of the lack of good screenshots I cannot tell what software is being used here.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:40 PM

It's a basic SMART function, very unlikely to be false positive...

 

I would be checking using a specialised tool like HDD Scan if I had any doubt, rather than a general system spec tool.



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:45 PM

True, but you know how some software is... especially if you just downloaded it off the internet, it could be malware and it could give false info to scare the user


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:56 PM

One would expect the application to claim there are system errors or malware that you could pay a fee to fix the "problem", if it was a rogue.

 

I think we have covered the bases here, thanks for helping me clarify it MadmanRB :thumbsup2:



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:59 PM

Yeah I have seen it happen before, a inexperienced computer user just having a issue and randomly googling something and getting a potential rouge.

Thus why your suggestion of HDDscan is good, again due to the poor quality of the screenshots its hard to say what software is being used here


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:48 AM

Speccy came out with all secors GOOD but not HDD. 

 

Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold 
  001 Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 0000000000-0000 062
  002 Throughput performance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040
  003 Spin Up Time 243 243 00000E0000-0001 033
  004 Start/Stop Count 095 095 0000000000-1F59 000
  005 Reallocation Sector Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 005
  007 Seek Error Rate 100 100 0000000000-0000 067
  008 Seek time Perfomance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040
  009 Power-On Hours Count 085 085 0000000000-1AEF 000
  010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 060
  012 Device Power Cycle Count 099 099 0000000000-0637 000
  191 G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
  192 Emergency Retract Count 100 100 0000000000-000D 000
  193 Load/unload Cycle Count 083 083 0000000002-B40A 000
  194 HDA Temperature 181 181 33 C 000
  194 HDA Temperature Maximum 181 181 41 C 000
  194 HDA Temperature Minimum 181 181 12 C 000
  196 Reallocation Event Count 100 100 0000000000-000C 000
  197 Current Pending Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0008 000
  198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
  199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0000 000
  223 Load Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:51 AM

Then yes probably your hard drive is in danger, i had to rule it out though.

What was the software you had there in your screenshots?

This is for personal research mind you


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:58 AM

CrystalDiskMark. Funny that Speccy said all sectors were "GOOD" though but HDD had a warning



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:02 AM

Hmm according to the reviews for that software you still may have got a malware using that, called OpenCandy.

Do you use stuff like malwarebytes?

even if the disk is going bad it would be safe to make sure if you are backing things up you wont bring the malware with you


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:16 AM

Backup anything you need. That is very important.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

Please download and run SeatTool for Windows.
 
Before the installation begins you will be prompted to either Decline or Accept the terms of the installation, click on I Accept.
 
Once the installation begins you will see an image similar to the one below.
 
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1.  SeaTools for Windows will search for HDDs and SSDs on your computer.  Please remove any external storage devices connected via USB ports.
 
2.  Detected Drives will list the HDDs and SSDs found.  Place a check mark in the drive box you want to run the scan on.
 
3.  You will see Basic Tests above Detected Drives, move the mouse pointer over this.
 
4.  A menu will open with options for the different scans, please click on Long Generic Test
 
5.  This will start the scan.  When the scan is complete you will see the result under Test Status , please post the results in your topic.
 
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6.  Post the results of the scan in your topic.
 
7.  Click on Help, then click on View Log File.  If the scan failed take a screen shot of the Log File and post it in your topic.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:50 PM

I did all the tests SMART and SHORT Pass but LONG Generic simply failed at 2% and halted. Theres not much in log fle but that either


Edited by MPANTHONY, 14 December 2015 - 09:51 PM.





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