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My hard disk has health status "Caution", should I worry?

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    I already posted the details of the scan though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElusiveNinja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pewe View Post
    The first thing to do would be take and post up a screen capture of the Crystalinfo window.

    The 'Caution' message could be to do with any of various issues and the guys here who know their stuff (unfortunately my knowledge of 'stuff' is a bit limited) will need to see all the content before passing comment.
    Sorry I can't post a screenshot. But I just set the value of "Reallocated sectors count" to 0 and the status is now good. How does reducing the value from 1 to 0 change the health status to Good?
    By setting the "Reallocated sectors count" from a 1 ( true ) to a 0 ( false ) what you are effectively doing is turning off sector reallocation checks so it no longer counts against the disk health checks. If you set it back to a 1 it will probably again go back to a Caution Status.

    Also if the status is Caution it says reallocated sectors count: 131088
    This is the issue. When the system has an issue with an sector ( reading or writing ) it reallocates that sector to another area on the disk. This means that your disk is starting to fail. I would backup all data and or make a disk image backup and get a new drive then restore the image and or data.

    Short answer. You disk drive is starting to fail. Backup and get a new one asap.
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