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Windows 7: Beeping/Chirping HDD- help interpreting SMART results

18 Nov 2013   #1
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Beeping/Chirping HDD- help interpreting SMART results

Hello folks, I've got a laptop drive thats beeping/chirping so I hit up the WD forum and the guy that responded pointed me to the Smartmontools site and I just wanted to get a second opinion(s) about the results. He said it was faulty to some extent so I'll attach the tests and see what y'all think.

Thanks in advance!




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18 Nov 2013   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Yeah. It looks SMART is telling you it's starting to go bad on you. A noisy HDD is never a good thing.
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18 Nov 2013   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Mellon Head is absolutely correct.

You'd better back up everything now and get a new HDD.

Here's some tips to make an image of your full OS and a way to put it on your new HDD, to avoid having to do a reinstall:

If you purchase a Seagate, WD or Maxtor, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your external hdd. ( or my preference an 2nd internal hdd)

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.

Seagate - DiscWizard | Seagate

WD - WD Support

Easeus - EASEUS Todo Backup Free 6.1 Download for Windows / FileHorse.com
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18 Nov 2013   #4
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ughh are either of you able to dumb down what these pics are describing? I don't even know what I'm looking at
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18 Nov 2013   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Are you talking about the links to imaging programs?

You just download the programs, tell the program where you want the image to go ( your new internal or external hdd.

You can then take out your failing hdd and use your newly imaged hdd to boot.

If you're talking about your pics they are showing read/write errors, which will get progressively worse until it dies without warning.
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18 Nov 2013   #6
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was referring to the pictures haha, I'll take a look at the imaging programs though
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18 Nov 2013   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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