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Windows 7: is my harddrive failing or maybe some other issue

21 Dec 2015   #1
annian

Windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 
is my harddrive failing or maybe some other issue

Hello
Please would you help to determine if it is my hardrive beginning to fail or any other issues


All these
blue screens
unexpected shutdowns randomly

explorer has stopped responding most days

Memory test was ok

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
Intel core i5-4670 @340GHz
Ram 16gig
Nvidia Gforce GT610
Harddrives
System 500gig partitioned

Thankyou




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21 Dec 2015   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi annian and Welcome to sevenforums I hope you'll enjoy your stay!

Could you please run these:

For the Seagate drives:
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
For the Hitachi drives:
https://www.hgst.com/support/hard-dr.../downloads#DFT

And looking at the dumps there seems to be an error with your ram, I would advise you to remove a stick and run Memtest again and vice versa with the other stick!

Hope this helps and puts you on the right path!

Cheers!
Boris
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21 Dec 2015   #3
annian

Windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks My harddrive is an hitachi
couldnt download as as it was for xp says no longer supported
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21 Dec 2015   #4
annian

Windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BorisTheAnimal View Post
Hi annian and Welcome to sevenforums I hope you'll enjoy your stay!

Could you please run these:

For the Seagate drives:
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
For the Hitachi drives:
https://www.hgst.com/support/hard-dr.../downloads#DFT

And looking at the dumps there seems to be an error with your ram, I would advise you to remove a stick and run Memtest again and vice versa with the other stick!

Hope this helps and puts you on the right path!

Cheers!
Boris
HGST GPT Disk Manager says there is no Hitachi drive on my pc I Have 4 hitachi on board
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21 Dec 2015   #5
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Right,

well this then:

Quote:
Windows 7 includes a disk checking tool called CHKDSK which is similar to the "scandisk" tool from older versions of Windows. This application scans your hard drives for errors such as lost sectors, bad sectors and corruption.

You can launch CHKDSK using two methods (the former being the easiest):

Graphical Interface:

Open the Computer option from the start menu, which will display all of the drives available to scan on your PC:


Then, right click on the drive you wish to scan for errors and select Properties:


Now click the Tools menu, then Check Now under the error-checking section:


You have several options within the check disk tool. It is always recommended you leave the "automatically fix file system errors" box checked, as this repairs and problems found. If you want to perform a deeper scan, tick "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". This second option takes longer, but is worth doing if you suspect a drive problem. Once you are configured, click Start:


If you try to check a disk that is currently in use, you will receive a message asking if you wish to schedule a scan. Accepting this will perform the scan next time you restart your PC:


Command Prompt Method:

Alternatively, you can use the command prompt to perform a scan on a drive letter of your choice by running "chkdsk x:" where x is your drive letter. The manual scan options are:

  • /F Fixes errors on the disk.
  • /V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file on the disk. On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
  • /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F).
  • /L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current size.
  • /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid (implies /F).
  • /I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
  • /C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.
  • /B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume (implies /R)
"CHKDSK x: /F /R" would perform a full scan (including bad sectors) and attempt to fix them.
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21 Dec 2015   #6
annian

Windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I have just used the memory diognostic that and no errors
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21 Dec 2015   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annian View Post
I have just used the memory diognostic that and no errors
Yes but memory and hard drive are two different things.
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21 Dec 2015   #8
annian

Windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi boris
You asked me to do a memory test which i did no errors. also done all the checks you asked for

done CHKDSK C: /F /R
done CHKDSK at window
There are no lgs in the system

also there i no hitachi disk manager do you have a link
there was only HGST GPT Disk Manager
which said i had no hitachi

anne
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21 Dec 2015   #9
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annian View Post
Hi boris
You asked me to do a memory test which i did no errors. also done all the checks you asked for

done CHKDSK C: /F /R
done CHKDSK at window
There are no lgs in the system

also there i no hitachi disk manager do you have a link
there was only HGST GPT Disk Manager
which said i had no hitachi

anne
Sorry mate your earlier reply wasn't that specific.

And hm well that is really strange if the program doesn't find the drives you have on your system.
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