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Possible Sign of HDD failure?


#1
Hi again i have a sony laptop for 4 years and 4mos this happen two times when im booting up the laptop it takes minutes to boot up but ending up shutting down instead and then im going to reset by removing its laptop battery (though the battery is not working anymore) and then hold the power button for 30seconds then put the battery on and boot the laptop and it takes a couple of minutes to boot and eventually the laptop will boot up
so is it a sign?
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8 single language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sony Vaio/SVE11126CAW
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    AMD E2 1800
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    4GB DDR3
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strollin

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#2
Not necessarily. You can check the integrity of your HDD using the CHKDSK command: CHDSK Win 8 or 8.1
 

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  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
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    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
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    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
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mrjimphelps

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#3
Are you doing regular backups of your hard drive? If not, this would be a good time to start. Even if you do a backup only once every few months, you will be able to recover pretty well from a hard drive failure.

Even if this problem isn't caused by a bad hard drive, you still should have a good backup or two, just in case.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
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    IBM Model M
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    Firefox, Opera
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    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
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    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.