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Solved Hard Drive Dying slowly.

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  1. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

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    my HDD Which is 8 yr old is slowly dying. Help Please?

    P.S My Data Is Backed Up.
     
  2. Coco767

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    PC Specs : Dell Inspation 1420
    3.25 GB of Ram
    Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processer 2.00 Ghz
    Sata 250 GB HDD ( Dying Slowly )
    Antivirus: AVG 2014 ( Expired Licence)
    HDD GB free : 93.something GB Free
    ( Dying Slowly)

    Suddenly Sped Up When Start To Die.
     
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    if the harddrive is dying and u have your data backed up
    u need to replace the harddrive......do u have the recovery dvd's
     
  4. crjdriver

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    If you purchase either a WD or seagate drive, you can download the free version of acronis true image. It is a very simple procedure to install a new drive and clone the old drive to the new one.
    This assumes your current windows install is working ok, no problems, malware, etc. A clone is an exact copy of the drive SO if there are problems, you will have them on the new drive.
     
  5. Coco767

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    Which One Is Better?
     
  6. Coco767

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    No Internet. Problem.

    The Only Other Drive I Have Is A Recovery Drive With A Capacity Of 9.99 GB. 5.77 GB Used.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Both drive mfg are fine. I prefer WD black series drives however that is me.
     
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    Why do you think that hard drive is 'dying slowly' ?
     
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    Coco767
    1. You keep introducing a new aspect to your problems, with a new topic.

    2. You started this one
    https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-do-clean-upgrade-from-vista-to-10.1155804/
    where I posted

    3. and on the earlier topic mentioned in the quote you replied
    4. Until you get a connection to the internet sorted out and we establish as asked
    we are not going very far

    5. Again on this topic you reply
    and the other mentioned drive, unless you tell us differently may well be a partition on the 250GB and not a separate drive

    6. To try and make some progress run a chkdsk /r
    on the C drive
    here is how
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html
    please follow method one - that is to check both boxes
    automatically fix file system errors
    and
    scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors

    7. Then after the computer reboots following the completion of the chkdsk
    go control panel
    admin tools
    event viewer
    on left pane expand entry for windows logs
    click application log
    when that loads click find on right pane
    type
    wininit - note spelling please
    then click find next
    when it is found check that the entry is the chkdsk log that you have just run
    then on right pane again click copy
    select as text and then paste to your reply
     
  10. Coco767

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    It Is Dying Rapidly On Me Now.

    Help!
     
  11. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

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    And Yes I Will Do That.
     
  12. Coco767

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    My File System Is NTSF.
     
  13. crjdriver

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    You have not answered why you think the drive is failing.
    Have you purchased a new drive?

    Do you have a current backup of anything important ie docs, pics, etc?
     
  14. Coco767

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    It Is Backed Up.

    I think the drive is failing because Of old age.
     
  15. crjdriver

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    OK, before you do anything, test the drive with the drive mfg's diagnostic. Open the case and find the mfg OR look in device manger. Once you know who mfg the drive, go to that site and download the diagnostic for testing drives. If the drive fails either the long or short test [do both tests] replace the drive. If it passes both tests, the drive is probably not failing and whatever problem you are having is not being caused by the hard disk.
     
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