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Windows 7: Windows has detected a hard disk problem

11 Feb 2010   #1
Smiley0406

Windows 7
 
 
Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hello -
I just installed Windows 7 unto my 2-yr old laptop. I'm getting an error message stating: WINDOWS DETECTED A HARD DISK PROBLEM.

My options are: Start the backup process
Ask me again later
Don't ask me about this problem again.

I ran the check disk tool - it said everything is ok. Can you please advise what I need to do to fix this error?

Thanks


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11 Feb 2010   #2
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Hi and welcome.

some more info on how you installed it to laptop will be handy.

laptop system/ mobo etc. info.

it may something else at fault, incompatible...etc.

cheers.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Fill in your system specs with the preparation section of the troubleshooting guide in my sig.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
Smiley0406

Windows 7
 
 

I updated my User CP with my system specs.
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Excellent, download Seagate Seatools, and run the Short DST test. Post the results. The readme has a lot more info.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Smiley0406

Windows 7
 
 

It says SHORT DST - FAIL
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11 Feb 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smiley0406 View Post
It says SHORT DST - FAIL
Your disk is dying and close to death. You can run one of the longer tests, but I would back up all data and then replace the hard disk.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

ouch
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11 Feb 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
ouch
For the disk or replacing the disk?
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11 Feb 2010   #10
Smiley0406

Windows 7
 
 

Alright - not what I wanted to hear.... but thank you very much for your help.
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