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Windows 7: Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

04 Mar 2011   #1
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

My sister dropped my laptop and I am worried I may have a faulty hard drive.

Is there any good tool out there which can thoroughly check my Hard Drive for ANY error at all?

Thanks


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04 Mar 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here
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04 Mar 2011   #3
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks will try it out, anythink which does a more indepth test?
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04 Mar 2011   #4
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

check out HDTune.
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04 Mar 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Install and Run CrystalDiskInfo - post a screenshot of the results to we can have a look for you (be sure to maximise it before taking the screenshot).

Regards,
Golden
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05 Mar 2011   #6
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks here is the screen shot.

How would you tell apart from the 'Good' sign my Hard Drive had no faults/if any?

Thanks
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05 Mar 2011   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

If your computer is still working normally, then you have nothing to worry about. There are no indications of a faulty hard disk from Crystal Disk. If there were problems, one of the SMART attributes would likely be flagged.

Do some checks with the WD tool: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Personally, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Mar 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Back up all your important data sitting on that drive- that way you'll one less reason to cry if the drive fails suddenly.
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