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Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

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    If the test fails it indicates that your drive is failing. But you don't exactly when it's going to fail - so you may end up losing stuff if you don't backup. IME the only time the test will seem to hurt a hard drive is when the drive is on it's last legs anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    If the test fails it indicates that your drive is failing. But you don't exactly when it's going to fail - so you may end up losing stuff if you don't backup. IME the only time the test will seem to hurt a hard drive is when the drive is on it's last legs anyway.
    Ok, and how long do HDDs last? I mean, I bought it (HP Pavilion DV7-1130eg laptop) in 2008 (near Christmas I think) so how long will it last? I do plan on upgrading to a maybe 750GB 7200RPM laptop hdd likeWD7500BPKT or ST9750420AS because 250GB is not enough anymore...I already have less than 50% free and I installed Windows 8 just a few days before this year (I didn't bring that much files from my backup). And SSDs are too expensive.
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    I've had them fail straight out of the box - and I've seen others that were still running after 15 - 20 years.
    Most manufacturer's give a 1 year warranty - but I've seen a few that have 3 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    I've had them fail straight out of the box - and I've seen others that were still running after 15 - 20 years.
    Most manufacturer's give a 1 year warranty - but I've seen a few that have 3 years.
    In Europe (or atleast Slovakia) the minimum of warranty is 2 years on everything. I was asking just because I would like to use this harddrive as an external (with the box converter things) when I upgrade. Real thanks for your help so far, and sorry for taking me so long to do the procedure, I just don't have too much time lately and it looks like it's a long process. I'm gonna do it ASAP!
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