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Windows 7: How can I disable the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" warning?

28 Nov 2017   #11
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, thanks for the info. Btw, my laptop is running fine, can can the hard drive stop working while just using the browser? And do you know where I can get instructions on how to copy the OS from my hard drive?


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29 Nov 2017   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Your HDD probably has a Recovery partition. You can burn DVD's to create a Factory recover that will install Win 7 on the new HDD.
Normally you can launch the program to create the DVD disks from BIOS or from Windows.
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29 Nov 2017   #13
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Izzywizzy View Post
I'm leaving it as it is now till I can get a new hard drive or an SSD like you said. If I don't mess with it, will it keep running as it is? It's running smooth, no lag or anything.
It will keep running for a while, and then it will fail. The problem is, we don't know how long that will be. It could happen right now, or in three months. The more you use the drive, the sooner it will fail.

With Windows, there is always drive activity happening. So the fact that you are in Windows is going to hasten the time when the drive fails.

Have you backed up the data on it yet? Your time is running out.
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29 Nov 2017   #14
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Izzywizzy View Post
I don't have the instructions, it's a second hand laptop. Basically, I have to make a copy of the OS that I have on my hard drive and reinstall it on the new hard drive?
On the Start menu, there should be a Toshiba folder which contains various utilities. One of the utilities will allow you to make a set of factory restore disks. You will need about four blank DVDs for this, along with a permanent marker to label the disks with. You should immediately make a set of these disks, because you are running out of time.

Then, when you install the new drive, you run the restore process by booting with Recovery Disk #1. The process is pretty automatic from that point forward.
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29 Nov 2017   #15
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

Backup your files before it completely dies. If you cannot copy a specific file to a new storage device it means that the specific sector where the file is located is already damaged and cannot be accessed anymore.
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29 Nov 2017   #16
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
It will keep running for a while, and then it will fail. The problem is, we don't know how long that will be. It could happen right now, or in three months. The more you use the drive, the sooner it will fail.

With Windows, there is always drive activity happening. So the fact that you are in Windows is going to hasten the time when the drive fails.

Have you backed up the data on it yet? Your time is running out.
I don't have any important files because I've reinstalled windows a few times cause of this in the past 4/5 months.
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29 Nov 2017   #17
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
On the Start menu, there should be a Toshiba folder which contains various utilities. One of the utilities will allow you to make a set of factory restore disks. You will need about four blank DVDs for this, along with a permanent marker to label the disks with. You should immediately make a set of these disks, because you are running out of time.

Then, when you install the new drive, you run the restore process by booting with Recovery Disk #1. The process is pretty automatic from that point forward.
I don't see a Toshiba folder, but I do have a recovery manager that looks like this: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
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29 Nov 2017   #18
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Backup your files before it completely dies. If you cannot copy a specific file to a new storage device it means that the specific sector where the file is located is already damaged and cannot be accessed anymore.
Luckily I don't have any important files other than the operating system that I need to copy to a DVD.
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29 Nov 2017   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On the image you posted (#17) you have the Recovery Media Creation option. Create the DVD's or use a USB flash disk.
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29 Nov 2017   #20
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
On the image you posted (#17) you have the Recovery Media Creation option. Create the DVD's or use a USB flash disk.
Yes, I see it. Thanks! So how many DVD's do I need for this? And what type?
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