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Is my hard drive dying?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jmk909er, Feb 2, 2015.

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  1. jmk909er

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    Hi, I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite P744 for about 3 years now, with windows 7. I keep having this recurring situation when I login. It does not happen all the time but seems to be increasing in frequency. Here is what happens:

    When I login the bottom task bar is no longer translucent, the start menu and explorer windows are all different, not translucent. It looks to me more like XP.

    Shortly after starting I get an error balloon pop up from the task bar saying: "Failed to connect to a windows service, windows could not connect to the system event notification service...etc" I have a screenshot of the entire message.

    Then I get another error message pop up saying: "NT Kernal System has changed since the last time you used it"

    Sometimes if I restart it will start properly again in windows 7 but not all the time and sometimes I have to do a system restore to get it back and this is happening more and more. Does this mean my hard drive is dying? Is it time to replace it? I am a pretty heavy user and it runs almost all the time but I really don't know what this means.

    I am placing this link to screenshots I took of all the errors:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r8wzb4sbdzcfprg/AADywUi7jN5OVyllko-CX4eYa?dl=0
     
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    can you try run or diagnostic hard disk self test on BIOS settings screen? if it's field, it needs a new hard disk
     
  3. jmk909er

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    Thanks for the reply but can you explain a little better? It doesn't really make sense to me.
     
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    Can someone else please reply
     
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    Thanks but I don't trust this download after looking online. I know how to get into the BIOS but I am not sure what to once I am in there.

    Anyone else?
     
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    speccy is trusted; a lot of the volunteers here use it.
     
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    The Speccy report shows your HDD is good. The problem is possibly with the graphic card drivers. I'd suggest updating them and see if that helps.
     
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