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Windows 7: There is a problem with the Hard Disk

08 May 2014   #1
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
There is a problem with the Hard Disk

Hello there,

Recently I have been receiving error after I start the computer. As soon as the boot menu is gone, a message is displayed telling me that "There is a problem with your Hard Disk". Then after a few seconds it automatically goes to the Windows are functions properly.

So what can be the problem and how do I fix it? Please I need help.


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08 May 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

You can check on your own if the HDD have any issues.

Here is a link you can read and check if hdd have errors on it or not. How to Tell if a Hard Drive Is Bad: 8 Steps (with Pictures)
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08 May 2014   #3
Frozwire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try to use SeaTools for Windows | Seagate to check for errors and SMART info of your hard drive.
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18 May 2014   #4
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There is no mechanical error i guess, and after using sea tools i came to know that the disk failed in SMART check and Short Drive Self Test. I did not go for advanced since i did not take a backup.
I have planned to backup everything in an external hard disk and wipe out everything in my hard disk.

But would that help?
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18 May 2014   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Is your drive Seagate HDD?

If SeaTools short Test failed, you should have gone for the extended Test and check whether it would have repaired your drive of whatever could be repaired.

In any case do back up all your important data onto another drive and carryout the long Test.

If the long test repairs your drive and passes the test, redo the backup.

( I do not rule out that your data on the drive may be unreadable in some marginally bad sectors in the normal circumstances and a back up under that condition can also result in bad photos and video. If the long test repairs those marginally unreadable sectors and make those readable the problem would have been corrected. So the need for fresh backup.)
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18 May 2014   #6
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote:
I have planned to backup everything in an external hard disk
Do it! (and always do some regular backup'ing even when there are no signs of disk problems).
For w7 I have been using Easeus todo and Macrium Reflect, both working very well here. W8 am using macrium. Good luck.
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19 May 2014   #7
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all your replies.
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19 May 2014   #8
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Did you solve the issue?
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19 May 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

One more test you can do Vasanth is a surface test with Partition Wizard it tests the physical surface and to some extent the read / write heads abilities see pic

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.


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23 May 2014   #10
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks friends but I have planned to have a complete wipe out of my hard disk with a backup in an external hard disk. In case if the problem occurs again, then I will have to buy another hard disk.
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