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Windows 7: Hard drive warning

10 Jul 2014   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by band06 View Post
Post a pic of the health tab in HD Tune Pro. This will tell you the number of bad sectors.

Bad sectors are usually a sign of a hard drive failing. If the number is low AND ISN'T INCREASING the hard drive may be OK (although I wouldn't trust it and would keep everything important backed up). If the number is high and/or increasing it's probably dying.
I don't trust any drive, period! all drives, even new ones, are capable of dying with little or no warning. The only defense for that is to make and maintain frequent multiple backups.


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11 Jul 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That does not look too dramatic. Why don't you run the chkdsk /r as I had suggested earlier. That might fix it.
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11 Jul 2014   #13
GEMICA

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Hard drive warning

Hi I have uploaded attachment. It has got worse.
I have taken snapshots of health scan on the 27th June and today.
HD also failed seagate smart test.
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11 Jul 2014   #14
GEMICA

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I forgot attachment


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