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#1 Worrieddo

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

Hello!

 

I hope someone may explain this to less than tech savy person as I am.

 

Last 3 days my computer has been freezing and crashing.

 

I used GSmartControl

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gsmartcontrol/files/0.8.7/gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip/download

 

And got rather disturbing results - can someone please explain these to me? (attached file)

 

Is there any hope to salvage this system or is it time to buy new PC?

 

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:09 PM

The drive is in the process of failing. I would back up all your important data immediately and purchase a new drive. Keep an eye on Current Pending Sector Count. These are sectors that cannot be read and waiting to be reallocated. Your Reallocated sector count is zero which means sectors are corrupted but cannot be reallocated. If your Pending Sector Count keeps increasing your hard drive may be unbootable depending on which sectors fail and if they cannot be reallocated.



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:48 PM

The drive is in the process of failing. I would back up all your important data immediately and purchase a new drive. Keep an eye on Current Pending Sector Count. These are sectors that cannot be read and waiting to be reallocated. Your Reallocated sector count is zero which means sectors are corrupted but cannot be reallocated. If your Pending Sector Count keeps increasing your hard drive may be unbootable depending on which sectors fail and if they cannot be reallocated.

Thank you for much for your quick answer!

 

I see, so it is time to say good bye to this one. This isn't topic for this, but if you'd help with this one last thing - can you tell me why this might have happened? I  mean, was it just old age for HDD or are there activities that can cause this? I have done quite many spyware and anti-virus checks along with disk checks - could these have put on more pressure and prematurely aged HDD? I only got this PC 6 years ago.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:13 PM

Drives can fail at any time, new ones too. Just the nature of the beast. Drives today are junk compared to how they were built 10 or 15 years ago. 



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

 

Drives can fail at any time, new ones too. Just the nature of the beast. Drives today are junk compared to how they were built 10 or 15 years ago. 

 

Would Mac computer last longer in this case or do Mac's drives suck these days as well?

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:59 PM

There are only there drive manufacturers currently. This is platter HDD's, not SSDs. It does not make a difference what Computer you purchase. It will be one of the three manufacturers. Studies have been made where the HGST drives are more reliable. HGST is a division of WD.

 

 

 

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