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Windows 7: Windows detected a hard disk problem. help!


04 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7
 
 

"Windows detect a hard disk problem windows 7", this is what keep popping up after I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. Now, I know that I do not have problem with my Hdisk because it worked fine with Xp and Vista. I addition, other people are having the same problem with Windows 7 please is there someone who can help me with this annoying pop up.

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04 Nov 2009   #12

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Go to Windows Explorer. Right click your drive.

Choose properties and then the tools tab.

Under "error-checking" click check now.


Your system may reboot and will then run the error checking program (checkdisk).

Let it finish. It could take hours.

When it finishes, reboot and see if you still have the problem.
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07 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7
 
 

I ran chdk and still I get Windows Detected A Hard Disk Problem I am going to go back to Vista or Xp.
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08 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 
Windows detected a hard disk problem

Sorry, I should have posted this earlier. I went to Tech Support Forums for help. Go there, join up for free, and see the answers I got. I'm still on Windows 7 and I don't have the error. Here's what I started with and followed the directions. The techie there was of great help.
"The message you are seeing is due to a SMART parameter being out of normal specs. SMART values can indicate some pretty minor problems, or some pretty major problems. SMART analyzes the physical drive and has nothing to do with the windows file system, so chkdsk and formatting will not correct the kind of errors SMART is designed to detect. SMART is designed to give you enough warning to get your data safe. So yes a completely blank disk can have the physical errors that are being reported. Download MHDD or hddscan from HDDGURU: Laptop and Desktop Hard Disk Drives, Tests, Software, Firmware, Tools, Data Recovery, HDD Repair and post the results of the smart test and we'll see what you have." http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...k-problem.html
You'll be ok.
...Michael
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06 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
problems with HDs in Win 7...

Hi,
I have been having problems with my second and third Hard Drives
Since I have windows 7 At first all was well and 2 days ago I started having
wright and read errors and when i booted after a blue screen crash.
At boot win 7 had to repair lost sectors, somme time just viewing filles
in explorer made the OS crash. I finally remouved all the extra drives but the C:
and It did not crash any more.

So I taught that these 2 drives were faulty. Wrong

I google all over to get info and got all kinds of solution like by a new pc to
change the cmos baterie or a mother board problem. All Wrong.

It may be to premature tu say that I have found the problem, I will be shure in a couple of days.

So here is what I did
I went and baught a externat HD 1.5 TB and backed up every thing. I was lucky did not loose any important files.

I disconnected all drives.
And One at a time I Installed Win 7, and tested it with what I was doing to make it crash.

All Drives worked fine solo but when I added a second then I got OS to crash.
I have read so many things that I do not remember where I got this.

It seems that Windows 7 has a problem with drives from other operating systems
you know data protection!

So my last attempt seemed to work.

I connected all my drives. And with The Installation setup of windows 7, I deleted all the partitions. I created new ones on all drives and formated them and installed
the OS on the C: first drive.

tested again 3 drives 2 partition each. Now they do not have any more problems ans Win 7 does not crash any more.

So If any body has an realistic explanation I would like to know?

Now all I have to do is install all my apps again and hope that every thing is ok.

Bye, hope that I can help some other guy.

Thanks, Guy
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07 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sounds like you have SMART checking enabled on your motherboard and Windows is reading an SMART error. Happened to me too.

I downloaded DiskCheckup from PassMark Software - PC Benchmark and Test Software and it showed the SMART error. Rather than take a chance, I backed up the drive, reformatted it and shipped it to the MFG for a replacement.
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08 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,
Thanks dnavarrojr, for the DiskCheckup I like It.
It reports that my 3 drives are Status:OK

Like I said time will tell. It's been 24 houres since I have recreated all partitions and formated with
the windows 7 installation. I have been installing all my applications,all is ok for now.

Before I did this clean install, those 3 drives had benn used with XP, Vista, Ubuntu.
I had upgraded the Vista ultimate to Windows 7 Beta, then Win 7 RC, then Win 7 retail.

Who knows how Win 7 deals with all these upgrades.

The question is: If I had two PCs with Win 7 installed and I decided to move one HD to the other PC.
This new PC hould have now 2 HD, Disk 0, with OS and Disk 1 as second drive.
On that HD would start to have problems write and read problems and eventually crash system.

But If I would just switch the drives they would work just fine.

Any way, I will be testing my new setup. And will report in a few days.

Thanks, Guy
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09 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,
Thanks dnavarrojr I think you were wright. I used DiskCheckup to monitor my 3 drives and the
Status:All drives OK - It stayed that was for a long time until I waqs copying 10 Gb of files to my third drive
Then the OS crashed.

DiskCheckup reported at that time thar drive 2 and 3 had failed the tempreture treshold.
Checkdisk fixed the bad writes again at reboot.

Even thought most recommend not to do this I did go in BIOS Setup and disable SMART monitoring.
Since that DiskCheckup has detected the same overheating faults on the 2 drives.
But Windows 7 did not crash.

I guess that I have the same problem you had.

Now, I have comparer the temperatures I find tht my seagates drives run 5 to 10 degres hier than my
Western Digital drives. Same for my 2 new external drives. A 1.5 TB Seagate and a Western Digital 1 TB.
But they do not crash OS.

I will give them a week to see if OS does not crash any more.

Thanks, Guy
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20 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,
Update on drives crashing Windows 7.

It did not last a week.

To isolate the problem I remouved the second and third hard drives.
and installed as second drive my new 1 TB western digital that worked fine as an external USB drive.

So I cleaned it up by backing it up to an other external HD.
After a couple of days I was almost shure that now all was ok.

But on the third day I was copying a music folder of 600 MB and it toke 30 mins.
and crashed the OS.

So I deleted all partitions on that drive and reformated. Seems ok now will see in a week.

Hope I got It now, Guy
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18 Mar 2010   #20

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnavarrojr View Post
Sounds like you have SMART checking enabled on your motherboard and Windows is reading an SMART error. Happened to me too.

I downloaded DiskCheckup from PassMark Software - PC Benchmark and Test Software and it showed the SMART error. Rather than take a chance, I backed up the drive, reformatted it and shipped it to the MFG for a replacement.
I have a new 2TB Hitachi Deskstar and it's producing the same error as others are getting - i.e. the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" dialog.

PassMark's DiskCheckup shows a fail for the SPIN RETRY COUNT**. Does anybody know what this means - i.e. is the drive actually faulty?

** HDDscan from HDDGURU: Laptop and Desktop Hard Disk Drives, Tests, Software, Firmware, Tools, Data Recovery, HDD Repair also shows the same fail.
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