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Windows 7: chkdisk

01 Jan 2011   #11
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

I had a ancient 2.1 gig hard drive....click of death....I opened it....unjammed the arm....and it worked.

I doubt that would work now....they wear spacesuits and work in clean rooms for a reason....

If you truly don't care about the data....run it till it quits....but have a spare handy....


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01 Jan 2011   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for the information. Your disk is certainly on the way to failing but unfortunately there is little you go can do about it. Getting a new disk installed is both the easiest and cheapest solution.

Regards,
Golden
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02 Jan 2011   #13
djaef

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded Seatools for Windows and ran some diagnostics and they failed. But then I ran Seatools for DOS and it found 100 errors and repaired them all. I know there are bad clusters and the drive is on the way out, but I'd like to keep it alive as long as possible.
But then when I ran the CrystalDiskInfo again, it still listed the same 3 errors.... Any ideas on that? I'm sure I'm banging my head against the wall and should just get a new hard disk installed... Is that easy enough to do yourself? Hmm, I've never been inside a laptop before.
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02 Jan 2011   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Geoff,

Those errors cannot be corrected since they represent damage/wear to the mehanical and electrical componenets of the disk.

There are 7 attributes designated as critical in disk failure of which you have 3:

Reallocated Sector Counts
Current Pending Sector Count
Uncorrectable Sector Count

My recommendation is to backup all your data, and then have the disk replaced. I've never worked inside a laptop either - its probably best left to the pros.

Does this laptop use an OEM Windows 7?

Regards,
Golden
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02 Jan 2011   #15
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Most...Most...laptops are not that hard to swap out the drive...you just need to be sure you have the right drive...ie.....interface and thickness of the drive....
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