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Windows 7: Hard Drive Problem. Need advice

07 Feb 2010   #1

Xp, Vista, 7
Hard Drive Problem. Need advice

Ok, my computer HD recently had an accident.

I accidentally dropped my laptop, the hard drive started to act weird. None of my OS's would boot until i did scan disk, and then it worked. but if I do anything on one of my partitions, drive (D), the HD goes "Click.. click.. click"

I used " Chkdsk /r " in command line to see if I can skip over those areas, thinking they were bad sectors, but it doesn't work.

My HD never clicks anywhere else, only on drive (D)

Will my HD last if I don't use drive (D)? Or should I buy a new one ASAP?

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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'd back my stuff up and get a new one ASAP. Clicks from a HDD are NEVER good.
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08 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
I'd back my stuff up and get a new one ASAP. Clicks from a HDD are NEVER good.

+1 .. that drive has taken a fatal hit.. backup and replace... sorry
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08 Feb 2010   #4


Backup your data.

A low level format will give your hard drive more time, but failure is imminent.
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