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

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    Windows 8.1

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


    I just recently ran CrystalDiskInfo and it said that my hard disk health status is "Caution". I also recently updated my laptop to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 and that's when I felt my laptop got slower. But it isn't that slow, as in it isn't annoying, but should I be worried? What should I do?

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    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    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.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    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?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Hopefully this helps, well this is the details of the scan.

    ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
    01 100 100 _62 000000000000 Read Error Rate
    02 100 100 _40 000000000000 Throughput Performance
    03 212 100 _33 000E00000001 Spin-Up Time
    04 _98 _98 __0 000000000EC5 Start/Stop Count
    05 100 100 __5 000000020010 Reallocated Sectors Count
    07 100 100 _67 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
    08 100 100 _40 000000000000 Seek Time Performance
    09 _94 _94 __0 000000000B0B Power-On Hours
    0A 100 100 _60 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
    0C _98 _98 __0 000000000EBA Power Cycle Count
    B7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    B8 100 100 _97 000000000000 End-to-End Error
    BB 100 100 __0 000000D90000 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
    BC 100 100 __0 000300040000 Command Timeout
    BE _57 _38 _45 00001C2C002B Airflow Temperature
    BF _91 _91 __0 0000000009FC G-Sense Error Rate
    C0 100 100 __0 000000220022 Power-off Retract Count
    C1 _93 _93 __0 000000011BB1 Load/Unload Cycle Count
    C4 100 100 __0 000000000002 Reallocation Event Count
    C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
    C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
    C7 100 100 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
    DF 100 100 __0 000000000000 Load/Unload Retry Count
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Hopefully this helps, these are the details:

    ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
    01 100 100 _62 000000000000 Read Error Rate
    02 100 100 _40 000000000000 Throughput Performance
    03 212 100 _33 000E00000001 Spin-Up Time
    04 _98 _98 __0 000000000EC5 Start/Stop Count
    05 100 100 __5 000000020010 Reallocated Sectors Count
    07 100 100 _67 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
    08 100 100 _40 000000000000 Seek Time Performance
    09 _94 _94 __0 000000000B0B Power-On Hours
    0A 100 100 _60 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
    0C _98 _98 __0 000000000EBA Power Cycle Count
    B7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    B8 100 100 _97 000000000000 End-to-End Error
    BB 100 100 __0 000000D90000 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
    BC 100 100 __0 000300040000 Command Timeout
    BE _57 _38 _45 00001C2C002B Airflow Temperature
    BF _91 _91 __0 0000000009FC G-Sense Error Rate
    C0 100 100 __0 000000220022 Power-off Retract Count
    C1 _93 _93 __0 000000011BB1 Load/Unload Cycle Count
    C4 100 100 __0 000000000002 Reallocation Event Count
    C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
    C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
    C7 100 100 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
    DF 100 100 __0 000000000000 Load/Unload Retry Count
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    What really happens when I change the value from 0-1 other than the status changing from Good to Caution? Should I really change the value from 0 to 1? What happens?
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Also if the status is Caution it says reallocated sectors count: 131088
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Also what value should I leave it on? 0 or 1?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Also how does my hard disk look from the details I posted?
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  10. #10


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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    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?
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