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Windows 7: I suspect one of my hard drives has degenerated. How can I get a log?

29 Nov 2010   #1

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I suspect one of my hard drives has degenerated. How can I get a log?

I suspect one of my hard drives has degenerated. I know I can check with chkdsk.Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives -

But how can I get a log of the problems? A humanly readable one. Not a log in machine or code language.

I don't believe that chkdsk can fix my hard disk physically. All it is doing is recovering data that has already been corrupted isnt it?

I want to prevent corruption in the first place by finding out if my hard disk is failing... and discarding it away if it is.

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29 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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 I suspect one of my hard drives has degenerated. How can I get a log?

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