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31 Mar 2010   #11
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
I can't get the diagnostic to run, so if I reversed the cables I wouldn't be able to check it.
reversing the cable is just a way to check the cable is ok


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31 Mar 2010   #12
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay I don't know how to take the casing off my computer.

I even tried doing sfc /scannow and it said
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Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations
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31 Mar 2010   #13
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

right ok, i think its best if you just leave it has it is for the time being, if you have got everything backedup you should be ok until your new pc arrives , if you do have any problems post back
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31 Mar 2010   #14
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

How long do you think it will be until it fails completely? It start failing this morning.
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31 Mar 2010   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It could fail next time you try to boot, or it may be 6 months. You never know. That's why it's important to backup and don't store anything important on that drive.
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31 Mar 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
How long do you think it will be until it fails completely? It start failing this morning.
it could be any time ,basically what the message tells you is that the drive is getting unreliable for storing data ,so if its not a workhorse pc and you just use it for leisure purposes and dont intend to write alot of data to it then it should at least last you until your new pc arrives
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31 Mar 2010   #17
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

you tpe alot faster than me JK
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31 Mar 2010   #18
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
How long do you think it will be until it fails completely? It start failing this morning.
The SMART test done automatically on hard drives cannot test the integrity of your filesystem. What it does is check the rotational speed of the drive, how long it takes to spin up and the location accuracy of the drive heads (basically done by reading a special diagnostic track on the disk). If the motor or positioning servos are out of calibration it will warn you of an impending failure...

I've seen drives run for years with this going on. Others have died right then and there. As the others are telling you, this is totally unpredictable, even by the manufacturer.

If you aren't comfortable with taking the computer apart, that's fine. There are lots of computer shops who can do the hardware inspection for you (for a fee, of course)...

But I do have to ask... Are you buying a new computer because of this? Or is this like the excuse you need to buy the new one you've been wanting for a while now?

I ask this because a new hard disk, installed should cost you less than $100 and the OS install probably another 50 or 60 ... It seems a horrible waste to scrap an entire computer for one simple repair job.
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31 Mar 2010   #19
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice and help everyone.
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31 Mar 2010   #20
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
It could fail next time you try to boot, or it may be 6 months. You never know. That's why it's important to backup and don't store anything important on that drive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
How long do you think it will be until it fails completely? It start failing this morning.
it could be any time ,basically what the message tells you is that the drive is getting unreliable for storing data ,so if its not a workhorse pc and you just use it for leisure purposes and dont intend to write alot of data to it then it should at least last you until your new pc arrives
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
How long do you think it will be until it fails completely? It start failing this morning.
The SMART test done automatically on hard drives cannot test the integrity of your filesystem. What it does is check the rotational speed of the drive, how long it takes to spin up and the location accuracy of the drive heads (basically done by reading a special diagnostic track on the disk). If the motor or positioning servos are out of calibration it will warn you of an impending failure...

I've seen drives run for years with this going on. Others have died right then and there. As the others are telling you, this is totally unpredictable, even by the manufacturer.

If you aren't comfortable with taking the computer apart, that's fine. There are lots of computer shops who can do the hardware inspection for you (for a fee, of course)...

But I do have to ask... Are you buying a new computer because of this? Or is this like the excuse you need to buy the new one you've been wanting for a while now?

I ask this because a new hard disk, installed should cost you less than $100 and the OS install probably another 50 or 60 ... It seems a horrible waste to scrap an entire computer for one simple repair job.
Thanks for the info and I've wanted one for a while now I bought a nice one from Dell.
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