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Windows 7: need hard drive check disk

14 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
need hard drive check disk

hi all

I need to check a toshiba hard drive. It is MK8034gsx.

I have checked there website for the hard drive diagnostic tools. They don't seem to supply them.

Any idea where i can download a tool to check the hard drive. There is no operating system on the drive.

cheers thanks in advance

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14 Dec 2009   #2


You can run Microsofts Chkdsk utility on any drive which spins and whose controller and interface function, but if you want a detailed report then the very best software is probably Spinrite (many drives are cheaper to replace than a Spinrite licence though!)
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14 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64

It's not free but I highly, highly recommend Spinrite - GRC|SpinRite 5.0 - one-of-a-kind hard disk utility

My laptop was taking forever to boot into XP, and the HD was making clicking noises (sure sign of imminent death).

Based on other's recommendations I used Spinrite, booted with it, let it do it's thing for a few hours, and when it was done, my HD clicks were actually gone (yes GONE!) and XP was booting in a normal amount of time.

That was about 5 months ago and my laptop hasn't been better. Just last week, a family member's laptop was experience huge lagging and tasking, after running several cleaners and diagnostics I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it, sure enough, I ran Spinrite and voila, his laptop is back to normal.

I know, I know I probably sound like a commercial but I was simply floored with the consistent results.

It has a very primitive interface but very powerful software.
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14 Dec 2009   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Qdos, you beat me to it!
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14 Dec 2009   #5

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

Download Hitachi Drive Fitness Test v4.15 b01 (12.16.2008) - CD Image (Direct Link)
or Seagate's Seatools
Fujitsu Diagnostics Tool is also pretty good : FJDT (Fujitsu ATA Diagnostic Tool) (Direct Link | English)
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14 Dec 2009   #6


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Qdos, you beat me to it!
Yup, I'm sorry... LOL... and Spinrite6 has been out a few years too...
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14 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit

Thanks guys

I managed to get the os installed. I am running windows diagnostics at the moment. The system is still infected. I think this is due to the fact that i had to put the cd repatriation disk to wipe the drive in when the computer was infected and the infection has done its normal action and attached itself the the disk.

I am going to give the hitachi one a go as i can dos ease the disk. This dos ease worked for the xp machine to reinstall clean.

Good thing is i got the os installed.

thanks guys for your help
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14 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit


can't get the disk to boot.

god this is a nightmare

any ideas

im off to have some beer and bore my friends who are threatening to make ti shirts "i survived vic's virus infection"
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15 Dec 2009   #9

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

There's an Avira boot sector (virus) removal tools available, but I'm not sure if it'll work on a drive without an OS installed... It's worth a shot as it's only a small download.
Have you attached the drive to another machine and checked it with a decent antivirus program (or 3) yet? If not, give it a try.
Failing that, build yourself an up to date UBCD 4 Win disc using an XP installation CD, and use the included security programs.
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15 Dec 2009   #10


Format the disk, because presumably any of your data that's important is backed up elsewhere and uninfected, yes? Then at least you can install without hassles - or slave the drive to another computer (with a fully updated anti-virus suite running!) to recover and disinfect any important material... then format it anyway!
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