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Unhealthy HDD

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Eminence333, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Eminence333

    Feb 6, 2014
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    Finally after working on my computer about why it's slowing down, I found out it's because of the hard disk problem. I bought it one year ago and it was working fine until now. I don't know what's going on about it and I search some articles about reallocated sectors I still didn't get what those are!

    I check my hdd with CrystalDiskInfo and it shows a caution about my hdd health. link below is screenshot of that:


    I also checked it by the error-checking and in winint files I got these logs:


    I really can't understand what are those. I will be glad if someone can tell me what is actually wrong with my hard disk and what can I do for it.

    Thanks in advance for any responses
  2. jsfitz54


    Jun 18, 2010
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    The first thing you should do is back up your system and if you have a spare drive or new drive standing by "clone" the disk.

    Bad sections of the disk occur and are recorded by the HD to not use those areas again. A certain amount of bad areas are provided for as normal wear and tear.

    Toshiba Warranty link: https://support.toshiba.com/support/acclaim/welcome

    http://www5.nohold.net/Toshiba/Loginr.aspx?pid=4&login=1&alt2=ts&usertext=hard drive slow

    Try: http://storage.toshiba.com/storage-services-support/warranty-support/software-utilities

    You may have to make Warranty Claim through laptop maker.

    Best advice is to replace drive.

    Try a SSD for the laptop. Buy a brand that offers cloning software that can be downloaded from their web site.

    Please fill out "system specs" in your TPU account.
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  3. Drone


    Sep 1, 2010
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    In a nutshell: back up all your data and replace that hdd. There's stuff like Victoria but most likely it's not going to recover all damaged sectors.
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  4. qubit

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    Dec 6, 2007
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    All I can do is second this. Back up your data and RMA the drive. There's nothing you can do to repair a failing drive.
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