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Is it possible that my hard disk is broken or damaged?

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  1. starlight25

    starlight25 Thread Starter

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    I have an HP Pavilion g4 laptop with pre installed windows 8 on it. It broke down a week ago. It was fine when I turned it on for a few minutes/hours, but sometimes suddenly it's got bluescreened and restarted itself. Usually once in every half an hour.
    I've reinstalled it for like 3 times but it always ended up like that.

    I run the chkdsk on command prompt. It showed error on disk c. But the other disks are fine. I gave it up on repair and the technician said that it's probably because of hard disk damage. But is there any other possible cause?
    Buying a new hard disk will be costly and I'm a student.
    Should you need further information, please kindly inform me. I'm sorry I'm still new here.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CleaverX

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    Well you should conduct hardware testing on the machine, both the hard disk and your system memory should be checked, If you don't want to pay someone to do it, you can research the internet for a free diagnostic disk you can download and burn to CD, you will need a working computer for this, so perhaps a friend can help you.
     
  3. valis

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    howdy and welcome. Could you expand on the 'error on disk c'?
     
  4. flavallee

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    What's the complete model number of that HP Pavilion g4 series laptop?

    The complete model number will have a dash and additional characters after g4

    Also advise what the part/product number(P/N) on it is.

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  5. starlight25

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    I downloaded seatools for windows and ran it. Yeah it showed error in disk c. But before the test completed, usually my laptop already restarted itself, so I can't tell you much about it. Bit thanks for answering.
     
  6. valis

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    hard drive's won't ever 'get better'. They just get worse over time, so I'd back up that data and replace the disk.
     
  7. starlight25

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    Unluckily I don't remember exactly what it said and I don't have the computer with me.
    But when it's bluescreened, some of the messages were kernel inpage error, memory management, and there's also paging file found in non page area. Hope that helps.
    Thanks for answering.
     
  8. starlight25

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    But do you think there may be other cause? I'm afraid if I've spent much money on the hard disk, but turns out it's not the major cause, so I'll have to send more money. At least I want to be effiecient.
     
  9. starlight25

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    It's a HP pavilion g4 2308 tx
     
  10. valis

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    there could be, but if the disk itself is saying it's bad, replace it.
     
  11. blues_harp28

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    Backing up your data and files is your next best move.
    You may also have other problems!
    Some reasons for blue screens
    New hardware - software installed.
    Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
    Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.
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    Run a Mem Test.
    http://www.memtest.org/
    Scroll down to 'Download (Pre-built & ISOs)'
    'Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)'

    Download the ISO file - then burn the ISO to a Cd.
    Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

    It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
    Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram and test each Ram stick one at a time.

    Guide to using Memtest86+
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic207910.html
     
  12. flavallee

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    HP Pavilion g4-2308tx Notebook PC (D4B11PA)

    It comes with a 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drive.

    It comes with Windows 8 64-bit.

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