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is my hdd failing?

  1. #1


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    is my hdd failing?


    i need help about my laptop i have this now for 2 years i get random bluescreens everytime i use my laptop

    Case 1 : i restart my laptop then if it tooks too long then i got a bluescreen "shutdown unexpectedly"
    Case 2 : i close the lid of my laptop then the disk light indicator is still blinking takes too long to sleep so i open the laptop then restarts on his own and brings me back to windows account log in screen and i get a bluescreen



    Any idea what is happening ? kinda happens to me 12 times and its annoying

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  2. #2


    Check your disk with something like this: Download HDDExpert - MajorGeeks and/or Download IBM - Hitachi Drive Fitness Test - MajorGeeks and see if it's at fault. You can also try Download Foolish.IT CheckDisk - MajorGeeks instead of chkdisk. De-fragmenting it may help too.
    In case there is something wrong with system, open Command prompt as administrator and run each of this at a time:
    sfc /scannow
    and than:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Check laptop for overheating too.
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Also, please, if the harddrive can be read at all, make a full-partition backup as soon as possible. If your OS is C, your data is D, backup both partitions. IF harddrive is heading for any hardware-failure, or major software-failure -- you may only have hours in the window to do backups.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 43
    windows 8 single language


    Here's my info using HDD Expert

    Click image for larger version

    i think i got 5 error's? and can you please explain those

    Update: i did a hdd error scan and said no errors found
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  5. #5


    I'm afraid prognosis is not good, a lot's of file failures, you should really make a backup first. Did you try defragmenting it ? If it's under warranty still ?
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    Yes, i tried defraging it and warranty is out i got this now for 2 years


    before this happens i just done repairing it due to "bad sectors" that kind of stuff and then i experience this bluescreens
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  7. #7


    Replace the drive and then try to copy the data off the old drive. Hook it up to the laptop using a SATA to USB adapter, but don't try to boot from the old drive. You may be able to retrieve your data. good luck!
    Last edited by azasadny; 05 Feb 2015 at 12:19.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Replace the drive and then try to copy the data off the old drive. Hook it up to the laptop using a SATA to USB adapter, but don't try to beet from the old drive. You may be able to retrieve your data. good luck!
    Should be able to pick most if not all data since it only gets BSODs but working at least good enough for now.
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    Whenever I am getting errors from a drive, I immediately back it up since I assume it could fail at any time.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Whenever I am getting errors from a drive, I immediately back it up since I assume it could fail at any time.
    It's even better to have backups all the time, with HDDs you never know when it's going to croak. I have seen them just disappear from radar.
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