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Windows 7: Laptop Being slow and says hard disk problem?

12 Apr 2011   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

If it's telling you there's a hard disk problem, then here's a clue...LOL. You have a hard disk problem. Get a new hard drive or you're wasting your time.


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12 Apr 2011   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi Terry,

Once you are able to get into Windows again, please do the following:

1. Downlaod, install and run CrystalDiskInfo which will give us a health report on your disk. Post an image of the screen when it has run, and we can advise you further.

2. Open an elevated command prompt (cmd window) and type chkdsk /f and hit enter.
You will be prompted whether you wish to schedule a disk check at next startup - select YES and then reboot the machine. Tell us the results of the chkdsk once it has completed.

Regards,
Golden
Be careful installing Crystal...it tries to install SweetIM, which is known spyware.
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12 Apr 2011   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree. The laptop is telling you exactly what is wrong, likely from the S.M.A.R.T. feature of the drive. The very first thing you should do is back up your data. Then you can worry about running diags on the drive.
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