Any tool to revitalize HDD?


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #1

    Any tool to revitalize HDD?


    Recently after waking up my laptop, the HDD started doing crackling sounds, and the speed of loading and listing things became very slow. Then after a while this turned to blue error screen. However, after restarting in Safe Mode then in Normal Mode without repair, the laptop works fine again, no crackling. I backed up my data successfully. But I decided I would use the HDD further because I have no money at the moment to replace it. I wonder what caused the error and if there is a tool to prevent it more or less? At the moment my HDD is near to being full, I wonder if some important data was written into a bad sector and the reader head got stuck there? I wonder if there is something like a tool that is capable of scanning the device identifying and isolating bad sectors, etc?
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  2. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #2

    1. In Windows Explorer right-click on C: drive
    2. Select Properties
    3. Select Tools tab
    4. Select "Check now" button
    5. You have two options:
    a. Quick check on file system (default)
    [X] Automatically fix file system errors
    [_] Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
    b. Optionally you can select to test and fix bad sectors on disk
    [X] Automatically fix file system errors
    [X] Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
    6. When ready to begin select the Start button

    Note if you select the 5b options the computer will have to restart to begin.

    You can check the general health of the disk with CrystalDiskInfo.

    CrystalDiskInfo - Standard Edition
    Download - Crystal Dew World [en]
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the detailed instruction!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 7,031
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #4

    If the HDD started doing crackling sounds it is a advice it is dying. Backup all your data on an external drive.
    Replace the HDD with a SSD. It will speed up your computer.
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