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Windows 7: Potential hard drive issue?

03 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

Wow! I just did a HD Tune test on the floor, and there are only occasional small spikes (Which I presume are normal-ish). I might run one more test with it back on the cabinet, just to make sure, but I think it's safe to say we've isolated the cause of the noise/dip in previous results!

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03 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

Hm. I just did another test with the tower back on the shelf, and the results are fine. I may have been mistaken in thinking it was slanted, maybe my perception was off or something.

Taking this into consideration, I think those initial results were anomalous, and since the Drive Fitness Test returned no errors, I think it's nothing to worry about, so I'm going to mark this as solved.

Looking back, I should have repeated my initial scan, to see if the same thing happened again, and that would have avoided wasting everyone's time. My apologies.

At least I know my drive is working OK!

Thanks a lot for all the help, guys.
Tom. :)
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03 Mar 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear Teekz,
The Hitachi advanced test turned out good for the HD! That is the acid test and should settle the issue! HD Tune, Acronics Disk Monitor and Crystal disk info are good harbingers of any trouble ahead and i'll bet you are not going to replace the "relatively new"TwoTB internal HD based on those tests!

If i were you(which i am not), i will IMMEDIATELY (sorry for the bold type) place the cpu casing cabinet on an even and firm surface! Except for SSDs ( I do not know about the Hybrid ones), the regular ones are platters and read/write heads and anything could have happened to ruin the whole show!The Gods were smiling on you, lucky you!

You should repeat the HD Tune test once the Cabinet is set evenly and see if that huge dip has gone or not!Please look if the loud noice has gone or not! Kindly comeback to tell us the unfinished story

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03 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

I have placed a DVD spike underneath the cabinet, in between it's legs to prop it up, and ensure that it remains level. I just did two more tests, and the results seem fine. I have attached them. :)

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03 Mar 2011   #15
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

Yeah that all looks normal Now Teekz, Looks Like another Case solved

Well Done
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03 Mar 2011   #16

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear Teekz,
Once the Hitachi advanced test came out thumbs up, i never doubted the integrity of the HD. I was imagining about any noisy fans! Once the noise goes, you can enjoy the pure lifting music of Bach, Bethoven and Mozart on your "Creative" sound card
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03 Mar 2011   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Glad it was OK. Just got back online. Our time zones are 6hrs off. I see you have an external drive so I assume you do backups. I use
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download which is free and does a great job.

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