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Windows 7: Hard drive is starting to fail

15 Apr 2011   #11
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0080900 View Post
I've exprienced random numerous shutdowns on this laptop over the past two days.

I ran a check disk and it still randomly shuts off on me.

I think my hdd may be failing me now after all these years.

I have no backup solutions such as an external right now, so I really can't backup my hdd and replace it.

What should I do?

These are my system specs

Why do you think your HDD may be failing?


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16 Apr 2011   #12
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree. Seems to be the battery. I have 2 laptops, an new HP and an old Dell. The Dell's battery is completely gone so I don't even keep it in the laptop. If the power cable comes out... Pooped.
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16 Apr 2011   #13
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What a coincidence! One of my friends has an old Dell laptop as well, and when he pulls the power cable out the battery may as well not have a battery as it dies instantly. This gives him a few hard drive problems (eg updates messing up sometimes) but nothing serious (yet). Both my HPs have duff batteries, one dies after 30 seconds, th other dies after 15 minutes :P
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16 Apr 2011   #14
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
Both my HPs have duff batteries, one dies after 30 seconds, th other dies after 15 minutes :P
Nothing new for HP been there and I ain't going back again!!
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16 Apr 2011   #15
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
Both my HPs have duff batteries, one dies after 30 seconds, th other dies after 15 minutes :P
Nothing new for HP been there and I ain't going back again!!
true
after two towers and two laptops, all with unique failures (HDD, battery etc.) I am also never going back there again, no matter how nice the HP Envy laptop looks
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