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Last edited by iUnique; 05 Apr 2014 at 17:00. Unfortunately, like most other methods listed above, S.M.A.R.T. I wouldn't store anything important on it. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: How to know if your hard drive crashed This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our this content

S.M.A.R.T. For these cases, I recommend to keep a copy of your most important data in a different physical location, for example at work or with a friend, or possibly on a You should definitely back up your data if still possible. Few people realize that most electronic storage devices, including hard drives, have a rather limited lifetime when compared to the ancient ways of storing information, such as stone, papyrus, paper, or

How Do I Know If My Hard Drive Is Bad

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  1. If you can never afford it, try the drive again sometime.
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  4. I now have it set up that way and using it for now, but I want the information on drive "D" to be the main boot, not drive "C" and wanted
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  6. To correct a file-system error on drive C:, open a command-prompt while running your computer as an administrator if necessary - if using Windows Vista or later - and type "chkdsk
  7. Do not try to reinstall Windows or run the useless operating system tools like CHKDSK because those tools can just make matters worse.
  8. Did you find any tests that look at read / write speeds, temperature, or spinup time?

That’s not always possible, and sometimes a hard drive will just die—but it’s still important to keep an eye on the symptoms of an imminent hard drive so you have the Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I may bet you swapped the drive from your other machine. I really don't like suprises... (I am in the middle of finals by the way) thanks in advance guys! Bad Hard Drive Recovery The cost of transferring a back-up onto a brand new drive is much cheaper than having a recovery specialist do the same for you. 2 Listen for strange noises: Sometimes hearing

I can imagine someone saying something like "500GB? How To Tell If Hard Drive Crashed Burn it to a CD and boot with it. To my luck, however, the drive miraculously did work again after lying on a cupboard for two years. Reply Tina September 23, 2011 at 11:29 am Unfortunately, you're right.

If it's an external drive the IDE/SATA to Usb/firewire circuit might have failed (pretty common). How To Check Hard Disk Is Working Or Not Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - From your other post. Reply Mango Wodzak September 23, 2011 at 12:12 am so what's the most reliable form of drive to backup ones data? I have not tried safe mode but will.

How To Tell If Hard Drive Crashed

I still have the dead hard drive - like carrying a corpse in the hope it will come alive. So I built a newer pc and used the old hard drive that is 3 or 4 years old everything was working great for about a week then I noticed clicking How Do I Know If My Hard Drive Is Bad HTH -Springfield from NBR Reply Tina December 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm Thanks for the tips, Springfield! How Do I Test My Hard Drive Pretty sure it's about to fail.

Donor Drives LLC 76,282 views 6:18 How To Setup an External HDD on PS4 | Update 4.5 | 8TB More Storage - Duration: 4:23. then it reboots again. HD Sentinel is a great way to keep track of this automatically and it can warn you when something is wrong, or about to go wrong. Flag as... How To Tell If Hard Drive Is Failing Mac

unfortunately, SeaTools doesn't even detect any HDD. I started migrating items off the drive 10 or 20 GB here, 10 or 20 GB there...ultimately I got most of the items off, but when it finally went, I lost my system installation year was 2011 and one thing due to freezing again and again i close the system without shut down more than 1000 times, is my hard disk goes have a peek at these guys Rating is available when the video has been rented.

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Not only did someone reformat my hard drive to another OS language (withoit asking me first) but also it then seemed to have failed altogether. A different model would be to sell the service rather than the hardware. Reply Fraser June 25, 2016 at 10:27 pm I keep getting a BSOD then on reboot I can't find the drive unless I unplug the SATA cable and re-attach it. How To Fix A Hard Drive That Won't Boot Now the photos won't open and don't show any thumbnails.

To my luck, however, the drive miraculously did work again after lying on a cupboard for two years. I started migrating items off the drive 10 or 20 GB here, 10 or 20 GB there...ultimately I got most of the items off, but when it finally went, I lost Reply Shabdik May 17, 2016 at 6:59 pm My problem is whenever i turn on my pc it works fine but when i download something or playing games it gets stuck http://alterbox.net/hard-drive/hp-probook-4540s-hard-disk-test-failed.php You should at least see the BIOS screen (perhaps with an HP logo, Dell, Intel, etc.) as the computer initializes.

Computer Type PC/Desktop OS ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1 Other Info Notebooks x 3 Desktops x 5 Towers x 4 Quote 08 Apr 2014 #6 iUnique View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Posts As such, they have an indefinite lifespan. If you can afford it, you could still hire a data recovery company to recover the data from your hard drive. Could also be a bad cable, though.

backups of your data. Then we see this post and wonder.--> There are boot CDs that contain HDD test programs on them. Most computer components, of course, are completely electronic with no moving parts.