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Hard disk problem signs

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Hi everybody,
I would like to ask if what could be the possible signs if a laptop has a hard disk problem?
Thanks!
 
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Getting any bad noise? Failed start ups? EXTREMELY slow loading? Use the "chkdsk" command in command prompt to see if that finds anything.
 
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usually it sound unusual, and getting slow
unresponding and bsod may sign of hdd problem but if your hdd sound unusual, like louder, too much spinning and not stable. its the sign
 
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Clicking or clunking when seeking, more whining when starting up or running, slow read and seek times, smart failure.
 
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Download AIDA 64, go to storage and click on SMART. Look for values in the Spinup retry count, Reallocation event, current pending, and reallocated sector count. If you can post us a screenshot of that page, we can help you more.
 

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#6
Guys, I wouldnt bother replying to diane's threads, not sure if bot but one thing i have noticed is that she never replies to her threads even when when members ask for more info.

Given the fact how 'systematic' her questions are. Theres no reason not to assume she is a bot. Diane claims to be from Wisconsin but w1zzard has already traced the ip back to the Philippines (i think it was)

Dont be expecting any follow up to her threads
 
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Guys, I wouldnt bother replying to diane's threads, not sure if bot but one thing i have noticed is that she never replies to her threads even when when members ask for more info.

Given the fact how 'systematic' her questions are. Theres no reason not to assume she is a bot. Diane claims to be from Wisconsin but w1zzard has already traced the ip back to the Philippines (i think it was)

Dont be expecting any follow up to her threads
Could explain the wicked high post count "she" has haha xD
 
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Thanks for your replies guys!
I think I am already sure that the problem is on the hard disk because every time I turn it on, I always here this unusual sound and eventually the machine turns off. I will have to bring it to a service center I think. :)
 
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I always find that when satan comes out of the hard drive and asks to trade my soul for the data on it that the hard drive has died. I tried it once, and now am partially in debt to the dark lord for nothing more than some MP3's I found later burned to a DVD. But it is what it is.
 

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Modern HDD has o lot of abilities helps you often to predict disk failures.
To use it, control SMART parameters of your disk periodically, if critical parameters like reallocated sector count starts to grow - it is time to back up your data.
 

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My HD went out out of nowhere. sucks, cuz all my stuff was on that thing. No weird noises, clicking. I was kinda slow, but I figured it was from having the HD almost full.
 

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Sometimes drive fault appears unexpectedly, usually at first turning on in a day.

You must remember - HDD not a good place to store your data... :)
 
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Sometimes drive fault appears unexpectedly, usually at first turning on in a day.

You must remember - HDD not a good place to store your data... :)
so thats why you need backup your data regularly
 
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HDD is the only viable place to store your data. You just need multiple copies and replace the drives every so often.