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Windows 7: autochk.exe

10 Aug 2011   #21
jmm

7 Pro 32
 
 

the below says it all (all? can that explain chkdsk cancellation?)

Test Option: QUICK TEST Model Number: WDC WD1600BEVS-07RST0 Unit Serial Number: WD-WXC108973898 Firmware Number: 04.01G04 Capacity: 160.04 GB SMART Status: PASS Test Result: FAIL Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 65 (Error Log Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1! Test Time: 13:46:05, August 10, 2011 Test Option: EXTENDED TEST Model Number: WDC WD1600BEVS-07RST0 Unit Serial Number: WD-WXC108973898 Firmware Number: 04.01G04 Capacity: 160.04 GB SMART Status: PASS Test Result: FAIL Test Error Code: 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors. Test Time: 15:15:41, August 10, 2011


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10 Aug 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's real bad news Jmm. Your HDD is failing

Create a system image backup to backup and clone this HDD to another HDD now while you still are able to so you will be able to do a system image recovery to the new HDD to have everything back like it was when the image was created.

If it's still under warranty, then you should consider setting up a RMA with your computer manufacturer, or to WD at the link below to get it replaced.

How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
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10 Aug 2011   #23
jmm

7 Pro 32
 
 

the machine is 3.5 years old (is that an expected lifetime for a hdd?) - i had already done both c:\ backup and drive image last week...
should i try running the dos version of lifeguard (wd's site says is has better chances to repair than the windows version)?
i just reset timeout to 4 secs and chkdsk started fine on reboot... am totally lost... can disk failure explain all that mess?
if the hdd does die, i'd rather get a new machine...
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10 Aug 2011   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A HDD could last a long time, or could fail not long after buying it. It just depends on wear and tear, and if it had any damage or defects or not.

It wouldn't hurt to run the dos version, but I suspect you'll probably get the same results.

Yes, drive failure could cause this and much more when it's about to die. Probably soon.
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10 Aug 2011   #25
jmm

7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Probably soon.
yes, the last chkdsk log is even worse!
will do a few more "things", but am basically out for shopping now...
in case you have any fav to recommend, my wish list includes 4-gb ram, >2.2 ghz, 12' monitor, 3g/umts, bluetooth and hdmi-out (all of this of course in addition to the "basics") - but the thing is, i need a french keyboard, so i might try to order from canada (am in the usa until the end of the month, then back to europe)...
brink, you've been extrrrremely helpful, thanks so much, and i've learned a lot!
jm
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10 Aug 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unless you just want a new system, all you need is to get a new 2.5" HDD to replace that bad one with.
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10 Aug 2011   #27
jmm

7 Pro 32
 
 

no, i'll get a brand new sys, hopefully avoiding some of the flaws of my current esprimo U9200, and overall improving on performance...
(btw the iso for lifeguard tells me it doesnt find the license agreement, d'u know which file would have it?)
Edit: oh well, never mind...
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10 Aug 2011   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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28 Mar 2015   #29
ks1307

windows 7 64bit
 
 

(In case anyone else wants to know) That's because you have one already. You need to go to windows, system32, find autocheck and delete it, or rename it like autocheck old. Then download the file below and extract it on desktop or directly in c:/windows/ system32 or manually move it from Desktop. Now you need to play with the permissions by right click, properties and grant yourself Full control. Its totally doable. Don't give up.
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