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Computer freezes in a weird way.

  1. #21


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Many thanks, Vivard is now analyzing it and no errors or remaps so far and will report the outcome when it finishes, but I've forgotten to backup data am I in trouble? I have a USB but it's the one where Hirens is as I have no optical drive.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    OK The test passed fine, I didn't lost any data (phew) What should I do now? Thanks
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  3. #23


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Happened again, this time I was cleaning with Windows' disk cleanup. Seems that Windows and the hard drive stop communicating each other. I will try a new cable.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Here's something really easy to try. Just click the "check" button and Win 8 will tell you if your hard drive is suspect for errors:

    Click image for larger version

    PS - I know you already ran some heavy programs but it takes just 10 seconds to do this.
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  5. #25


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Regardless - Hiren's also has an Acronis program you can use to copy the partition, you have to hit ALT-Ctrl-O-K as it starts. Copy that partition to a new drive ASAP!
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  6. #26


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I had to swap out my sata cable yesterday as well, I get the exact same thing, Windows suddenly won't be able to see the Drive, but actually it's the Motherboard that can't see it.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Many thanks to both, the Windows scan was successfully, I will backup my data to my laptop or use Acronis and a second hard drive just in case.
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  8. #28


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, that FAIL thing indicates you should get a replacement drive ASAP.
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