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Windows 7: Possible HDD failure

11 Apr 2010   #1
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Possible HDD failure

I think my internal HDD might be starting to fail. The machine is still under warranty, and I am backing up all my files just in case, but does anybody have recommendations on what to do in the case that it is failing?


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11 Apr 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Return it for replacement/repair...
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11 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Download Ultimate Boot CD and run a HDD diagnositc to see if your assumptions are correct. If it is failing, send it back and get it replaced.
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11 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As a quick check I would run CHKDSK /F in elevated cmd. That takes only a few minutes (depending on size).
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11 Apr 2010   #5
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Return it for replacement/repair...
Already on that.

I kind of meant "Besides the obvious getting it replaced, what do you suggest I do to keep my laptop serviceable until I CAN get it replaced?"

Sorry for my lack of eloquence earlier. I suck at getting my thoughts across in typing.
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