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Hard Drive Problem?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MrSmooth27, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. MrSmooth27

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    Recently, my computer's been shutting down spontaneously. I considered heat problems, and they don't seem to be the issue. None of the temperatures are above 45, the GPU's temperature. I've noticed a few consistent patters in the shutdowns that seem to be consistent with a problem rooted in the hard drive.

    The computer consistently shuts down during normal startup, when the windows logo appears, before which it would shut down spontaneously during normal use. I was able to run in safe mode without interruption, but the computer has started shutting down while loading safe mode as well. On a whim, when safe mode was working, I decided to analyze the hard drive with Defraggler, figuring it would have to access the suspected crash-causing bit of the hard drive, causing a shutdown, and the computer did crash during the scan. I had hoped to fix the problem with a disk check, but the computer crashed shortly after starting Stage 4. Attempting to run a system restore also prompts a crash.

    Is it likely that the hard drive is the source of the problem? If so, can it be fixed?


    I can't get much of my system information at the moment, since the computer's not running. I'm running Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion, which has a Western Digital WD Caviar SE hard drive and an Antec 450W power supply.
     
  2. sonexpc

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    I mostly use Crystal Disk Info to see the smart status for the HD . you can download from here if your system still work
    http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

    I would suggest if you have important data better go to safe mode and save in USB Drive if you have... or take it out put in another system to get back the Data..
     
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