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Windows 7: Legit Windows 7 messages

30 Mar 2011   #1
pmshop

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Legit Windows 7 messages

Is a message stating the hard drive is about to fail a legit message thru Windows 7?
I find it hard to believe this drive is failing at less than 1yr.
Seagate 1Tb.


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30 Mar 2011   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

your best bet is see if the drive is failing by going to Seagates website and use their tools to verify if the drive is having a problem
SeaTools | Seagate
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30 Mar 2011   #3
pmshop

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of course - but I won't be able to get to my client till 5pm CDT and he is worried. Started to see the message last night.
Just curious if Win7 has that capability to warn of a failing hard drive.
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30 Mar 2011   #4
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I believe is does.
I'm on XP box right now but last night I was looking at that section in Win 7.

Computer health I think it was called.
Tell your client to copy important files over to some other PC And to use a imaging program to make a system image. That way if and when it fails,and all HDD fail, he can install a new drive and load the image on it.
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30 Mar 2011   #5
pmshop

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep - he's got carbonite running now...but a worrier. And for good reason, all of his business is conducted on it.
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30 Mar 2011   #6
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmshop View Post
Yep - he's got carbonite running now...but a worrier. And for good reason, all of his business is conducted on it.
Off site Online backups are fine I guess but that does not help if you have a total hard drive failure. You will still need to reload the OS and all your program. Then have to download all your files from the net.

That is why I suggest a good drive imaging program. They just work, saved my butt many times over the years.
Also a good external USB drive to do daily backups of data file. This should be normal practice for any business that has all there data on a computer.

Now if I could only make the company I work for understand that.
Wanted them to install a NAS of some type to do daily backups of at least the office manager/book keeper/payroll persons PC.
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30 Mar 2011   #7
pmshop

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, at least it is caught early enough. I use Acronis to clone the drives. I would set a client up with it to run automatically, but either way, they would have to call me so I do it all.
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30 Mar 2011   #8
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Hard drives are CHEAP, especially when you consider the value of your business data. Client (or you) need to purchase a replacement drive locally ASAP and get the failing drive copied (use the software included with the new drive).

Regards,
GEWB
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30 Mar 2011   #9
pmshop

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We are on it, thanks GEWB
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