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Windows 7: Excessive Read Write overloading HDD

24 Apr 2018   #51
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

From my post Excessive Read Write overloading HDD - Page 5 - Windows 7 Help Forums
HDD = Hard disk drive
SSD = Solid State drive
ODD = Optic disk drive

You're having a sequence of problems that indicates that your HDD is dying. The files on it gets corrupted and you get all kind of problems like BSOD.

My suggestion is to run a disk diagnostic test.
- Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows | WD Support

- https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

You can also run a Linux from a USB flash drive. If it runs without problems, you'll know that it's the disk.


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24 Apr 2018   #52
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
 
 
I tried!

Hi Megahertz07!

Just wanted to type something "quick" to say thank you Megahertz07 for your advice and clear information!

So I also tried a few of your suggestions (gingerly and carefully).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
From my post Excessive Read Write overloading HDD - Page 5 - Windows 7 Help Forums Excessive Read Write overloading HDD - Page 5 - Windows 7 Help Forums
HDD = Hard disk drive
SSD = Solid State drive
ODD = Optic disk drive
Thanks. I don't use all the devices so the Abbreviations can throw me (and Google searching for me is not as fruitful as for others)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You're having a sequence of problems that indicates that your HDD is dying. The files on it gets corrupted and you get all kind of problems like BSOD.
I realize I'm being warned and I have to do something to act!

See my post in _____[bad me! not yet posted!]_________________________ to see an "potential" action plan. What do you think of it. (I posted it there as I know you and several others have said to do a re-install of Windows 7 over itself to correct the corruptions and errors.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
My suggestion is to run a disk diagnostic test.
- Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows | WD Support Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows | WD Support

- https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
Great idea! I have the WD Data Lifeguard items for my other drives which are NOT in this laptop. So I can't use them.

I think my replaced HDD was a "Seagate" as I removed a junk "Mitsubishi?" or some name like that unknown to me HDD I remounted that one in an external enclosure and was using it for a backup until I ran out of room (horrible choice....erase the backup (only one) I have in order to put in a new backup since its only 500 GB..

I got a larger HDD for backups, but now that is filled up with various backups with problems.

ANYWAY... I don't know what I have inside the laptop!

I think its Seagate...so I went exploring on "Device Manager" for the answer.

I found the model number: ST9500420AS

led me to here: IT is a Seagate Momentus HDD Seagate ST9500420AS 2.5 SATA Hard Disk Drive

So I will run the Seagate seatools you linked to above;

SEATOOLS FOR WINDOWS....


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You can also run a Linux from a USB flash drive. If it runs without problems, you'll know that it's the disk.
Ok, here are the Seatools for Windows menus typed in text:

OH OH Here i am again stopped....

I figured out to click the only HDD shown
"Basic Tests"

"Fix All" (not yet!)
"S.M.A.R.T. Check" DID THAT ONE

"Short Drive Self Test"
"Drive Information"
"Short Generic"
"Long Generic"
"Advanced Tests" (New Window: WARNING! Running these tests can erase all data! Seagate not responsible for lost data! Back up all data first (---but remember I can't do that until I buy a new backup HDD! or else I'd have to erase one of my GOOD saved versions earlier in MACRIUM of the contents of the Laptop C: Drive!

So what to do.?

It says: Press F8 to enable [Advanced] tests press Cancel to go back to basic Tests

Guess what? Just what I told you happens to me working all by myself!

1. There is no "cancel" button the screen

2. There is no "x" or close menu

As long as the Advanced Tests screen is up....I cnat use the menu on the Basic Tests to Cancel the program and go out of this before I do somethinug bad

AHA! I got an idea!

Rather than wait for help ... I'll try something (usually when I melt down the HDD right?

CTL+ ALT+DEL And Task manager and close "Advanced Tests" so that now I was able to exit normally from the Basic tests and start all over again to do the SMART TEST

===========
Did S.M.A.R.T. CHECK "Easy"

Drive Status: SMART = Pass Test Status = 100%

now what shall I do?


Adventurous! Short Drive Test (sounds Short!)

Drive Status: Short TEST=Pass Test Status= 100%

Ok enough for today!

I hand it over to you all this data.
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