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Windows 7: Hard Disk appears to be failing

30 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 build 7100
Hard Disk appears to be failing

Hi, I installed Windows 7 RTM x64 in October on a brand new Samsung F3 1TB drive and it's been fine since then.. until yesterday, when I got my first BSOD with "ataport.sys" to blame. I then CHKDSK'd my drive and it found no problems. I couldn't find anything on Google with ataport.sys that seemed relevant, so I installed a program to monitor hard disk health (using S.M.A.R.T): HD Tune Pro.

It listed Current Pending Sector Count as "2", which was worrying, since this is an unuseable sector. Well, today I still haven't BSOD since that first one but the sector count is now at "6" (it was 4 this morning). Is this disk going to die? I'm worried.

Edit: It's 7 now.

Edit 2: It's 8 now. Uhh

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30 Jan 2010   #2

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

Hi yohan!

Why not try Samsung's "HUTIL" their Hard Disk drive diagnostic utility?

It is designed with the aim of testing a Samsung hard disk drive while it is installed inside a PC, regardless of the status of user's operating system.

You should get a better idea of what, if anything, is wrong with your disk.

SAMSUNG Hard Disk Drive - support - utilities

Hope this helps.
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30 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 build 7100

I've tried using that but it doesn't support F3 drives.

I think I'm going to have to RMA this HDD some time soon..
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