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Windows 7: Disk problem warnings, but checkdisk says it's all okay?

23 Feb 2017   #1
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Disk problem warnings, but checkdisk says it's all okay?

Hi,
I keep getting warnings "Windows detected a hard disk problem", but when I run check disk there is 0 bad files and 0 bad sectors. After I run check I stop getting warnings for about a day, then it comes back. Can anyone help?


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23 Feb 2017   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What make HD do you have? Generally I would try to download a disk diagnostic program from the maker of the drive. It might be giving off false SMART data. I know I had a Seagate drive that looked like it was about to die if I displayed the SMART info. But it ran for years with no problem.

If you are not getting retries to read or write that drive it is likely false information. Also see if the HD maker has a forum. There may be similar reports from other HD owners on the forum with possible work-arounds or driver updates.
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23 Feb 2017   #3
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It's Hitachi on an ASUS laptop, I'll see to find their tools to scan it and report back. Thank you for the response.
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24 Feb 2017   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sure thing. Let us know what you find out.
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24 Feb 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Please tell us you have been routinely, weekly, making full image backups of your OS partition and your data partition onto affordable and reliable external media using Macrium Reflect or anything similar. If not, please begin a routine weekly backup program -- thus saving your OS and your data. Any HD can implode with moderate to little warning.
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24 Feb 2017   #6
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I made backup of my data a few weeks ago on an external hard disk, but I'm not that computer literate to know what Macrium Reflect is/how it works, does that enable you to boot from external hard disk? I'm afraid, what if I go do that but it overwrites all my data and internal disk dies just then? Then I lose my data. I don't have other external disks.

Can you recommend something to scan this with, I was looking and am lost. Couldn't find a good link for what seems to be their tools.

P.S. I have dual boot, I have Ubuntu also on the computer if that is relevant anyhow.
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24 Feb 2017   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Macrium Reflect or almost all other backup/restore programs can be Portable [existing only on usb and dvd boots] and can be safely installed on any internal hard-drive. Use Portable version if data recovery is looming on the horizon.
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24 Feb 2017   #8
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've never used software for backups, I simply copy my data, so I wouldn't know what to do with it. lol
I will look more into this.
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24 Feb 2017   #9
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Finally downloaded that tool for scanning, it's in iso format. I looked around hoping I could find it in another but that's what it is. I'll be back later with report.
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24 Feb 2017   #10
unicornspc

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It refuses to be mounted... it took me so much time and bloatware one after another wont mount it!
It's really giving me trouble with installation...
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