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Windows 7: Hard Drive failing?

02 Jul 2015   #1
winter4w

Arizona
 
 
Hard Drive failing?

Ok guys so I own a Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 (2011) and I it was freezing and running slow so I did a Dell diagnostics. When I did that it said my hard drive might be failing with the error code of [Error Code 2000-0142]. I would say the laptop has been running slow and does take time to boot up and log in. I also did a Crystal Disk Info which is the screenshot I posted below. I did buy a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD to replace it if it is going bad. If its not then I will just use it for the PC I am going to build.




Thanks


BTW I am new to the forums so sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.


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02 Jul 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

In Crystal Disk Mark, go to function/advanced feature/raw values and make sure raw values is set to 10 Dec. Then look at the raw values column again.

It may be failing, but what to do about it is another question. All electro-mechanical devices have a shorter remaining life today than they did yesterday.

You'll never know if it's failing at a fast rate and will not work within a week, or at a slow rate and might work for years.

You can keep an eye on that reallocated sector count to see if it moves up. That often happens.

Or you can give up on it immediately and replace the drive.

You have to consider how valuable the data on the drive is, whether you have backups, how critical it would be if it dropped dead immediately, your budget, etc, etc.

The easy thing to do is replace it now, but it might linger a long time and you can't make an accurate speculation about that.
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02 Jul 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Be very sure you have a backup of all important files on the drive. This is the only effective way to protect your data. Any drive can fail without warning beyond all chance of do it yourself recovery. I have had this happen with my own drive.
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02 Jul 2015   #4
winter4w

Arizona
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
In Crystal Disk Mark, go to function/advanced feature/raw values and make sure raw values is set to 10 Dec. Then look at the raw values column again.

It may be failing, but what to do about it is another question. All electro-mechanical devices have a shorter remaining life today than they did yesterday.

You'll never know if it's failing at a fast rate and will not work within a week, or at a slow rate and might work for years.

You can keep an eye on that reallocated sector count to see if it moves up. That often happens.

Or you can give up on it immediately and replace the drive.

You have to consider how valuable the data on the drive is, whether you have backups, how critical it would be if it dropped dead immediately, your budget, etc, etc.

The easy thing to do is replace it now, but it might linger a long time and you can't make an accurate speculation about that.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Be very sure you have a backup of all important files on the drive. This is the only effective way to protect your data. Any drive can fail without warning beyond all chance of do it yourself recovery. I have had this happen with my own drive.

Ok well I forgot to mention also for a while now it has been making noises. Since it is a 4 year old laptop I do think it might be going soon. Since I already ordered a Samsung 850 EVO (500GB) I guess I will just clone it to that SSD. If it is dieing I am lucky because it must be a slow death for it. I do have a question about the Samsung 850 EVO, I heard that there is a limit of writes on that drive. I am wondering how many writes can I do on that drive before it starts to not work.

Thanks


Btw this is what I got when I set the raw values to 10.
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02 Jul 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

All SSDs have limited writes but this is so high it is highly unlikely they would be exceeded in normal use. Far more likely that the drive or computer is replaced for other reasons long before that happens. Members of this forum have been using SSDs for 5 or more years with no issues, and the newer drives are better. That 500 GB drive may seem large now but in 5 years it will be very small.
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02 Jul 2015   #6
winter4w

Arizona
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
All SSDs have limited writes but this is so high it is highly unlikely they would be exceeded in normal use. Far more likely that the drive or computer is replaced for other reasons long before that happens. Members of this forum have been using SSDs for 5 or more years with no issues, and the newer drives are better. That 500 GB drive may seem large now but in 5 years it will be very small.

lol ok thanks. I got my SSD today and allready cloaning my hard drive to it. I got the 500GB one because that's how much I had on my HDD. One day a GB may be considered what we call now MB.
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07 Jul 2015   #7
winter4w

Arizona
 
 

Ok so I cloned my drive to my SSD and all seems fine. Today I was using my laptop and it froze so I powered it off and powered it back on and it said No Operating System Found. I thought all crap so I turned it off and waited a while then turned it on and it loaded like normal. Does this mean my SSD might be failing?


Thanks
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22 Jul 2015   #8
winter4w

Arizona
 
 

Anyone willing to tell me on how to fix the freezing issue?
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