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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vickpig, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. vickpig

    vickpig Thread Starter

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    When I start up my computer, it tells me that it is highly recommended that I do a disk repair/check. When I have tried this several times, after halfway through, it just stops. I have tried to do a defrag. halfway it also stops. I tried a disk repair, it tells me to close windows to do this. What do I do ? Help ! Old woman here who knows very little about computers.
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Hello & Welcome to TechGuy.org

    Most importantly, copy your important information to 1 or more flash drives, and ideally, 1 or more CDs.

    2 tutorials
    http://lis.dickinson.edu/technology/training/Tutorials/General/windows/burnCD_win7.pdf

    http://www.findmysoft.com/how-to/Burn-Discs-in-Windows-7/

    Then go to http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
    Left click http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

    copy the information & paste it into a reply.

    Which brand, model & model # computer have you.

    RF123
     
  3. senile

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    Drive malfunction brought me here lately. I used the free Seatool download, at the below link), which told me my two external drives had bad sectors and being Seagate products it confirmed the need for warranty replacements.

    This tool also checked my Dell laptop hard drive also, which passed.
    The tool attempts to repair bad disks and data also.

    The hassle of downloading, opening and using their wizard had few tangles. The long check is the tool to use and it could take hours and fix nothing, but I was able to get a confirmation of the damage.

    I hope you have an image, (reboot), file and your archives on an external drive, flash drive or CDs before you have to get a new drive or computer. It also makes it safer to try repair utilities. Cut and paste the below link into your address line to look it over. ;)
    Best of luck.

    http://www.seagate.com/support/exte...ard-drives/wireless-plus/seatools-win-master/
     
  4. rainforest123

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    Yes, Senile, it can be valuable to run a hard disk drive diagnostic.

    I think that the most important aspect of computing is data backup.

    Seagate's diag will run on Seagate HDDs, but many other HDD manufacturers have diagnostic tests specific to their HDD.

    Thanks, though, for contributing to vickpig's learning process.
    (y)
    RF123
     
  5. vickpig

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  6. rainforest123

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    Thanks for the informatoin about your computer

    I hope the process of copying your important files goes well.

    RF123
     
  7. senile

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    My Dell uses a drive by the name of Kahlon. The seatool tells you the name /model and condition of your disk.
    If your hard drive will produce files for backing up, you may not have a damaged hard drive.
    I see you have solved your problem. That sounds like the disk is working.
     
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