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Drive about too fail - no errors?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulb100, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    a friend has been killing power to his PC instead of shutting it down properly and he got a warning to back his data up as his drive is about too fail - he did so but has never had the message again, I told him to run dskchk /r and sfc /scannow - he reports that dskchk found no errors and SFC failed at 17% with some error about "32"..?!?

    ive asked him to try SFC again to find out the full error...

    are there any better disk checking utilitys?
    I wonder if theres any other reasons other than errors that he may have got the "about to fail" message? - its usually due to unreadable sectors...hence error checking coming back as zero seemed odd.

    if anyone has any advice on this or about better disk checking util's that'd be great


    thanks
     
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    The hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics would be the thing to run, each drive manufacturer has a utility to test their drives.

    You can also look at a program like HD Tune which can show drive health.
     
  3. PSCO2007

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    I have Seagate hdds and used their diagnostics - they passed.
    I also use Acronis Drive monitor and Hdtune and both said failing.
    Seagate told me there's was better, but the next day the drive disappeared from my comp.

    I now use http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/drive-monitor/
    exclusively.

    BTW - I also used Dskchk - and that also said good.:eek:
     
  4. dai

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    i think you mean chkdsk

    this checks the file system on the disk not the drive itself
     
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