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Windows 7: Does a sticking HD mean its gonna Fail?

12 Jan 2010   #1
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Does a sticking HD mean its gonna Fail?

my HD has recently been doing this to me. And i wanna no if theres anything i can do to stop it?

I already checked for disk problems


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12 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Back up evrything on an External Hard drive. Does not sound good. You can go to the web site of the Mfg and test the HD. Most have such provisions.
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12 Jan 2010   #3
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Yes...it's failing.
It may last another 2 months and it may fail completely next time you boot...

How exactly did you check for disk problems ? ?
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12 Jan 2010   #4
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
i did this to check (late response)

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12 Jan 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hmm, I've never had a HD stick. I've had them click, and I've had them corrupt or just become undetectable, so I'm not sure what "stick" means. If it means what it sounds like, that the HD is binding somehow, I wouldn't give it much time at all.

EDIT: That check that you made only looks for bad clusters, and file system errors...that's not enough. Take the previous suggestions to get a harddrive diagnostic from the harddrive manufacturer and check it that way. You can also try using HD Tach or HD Tune.
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13 Jan 2010   #6
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

i cant find a place to get the diognostic... its a sata HDD

160.0 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400.0 rpm
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13 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Just ask and we provide:



I hope that the test shows that it is not a hard drive problem

Even if it does, back up everything in order to

keep your losses at a

minimum





Troubleshooting Assistance | Seagate
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13 Jan 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That diagnostic will work if he has Seagate drives, and possibly others, but I did have a Hitachi utility that refused to diagnose a Seagate drive, so it would be better if he gave the brand of the drive for a matching diagnostic...especially if the drive is in warranty, because they may require the error code given to honor the warranty.
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