Hard drive error

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Pasta88, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Hi, I keep getting a replace or repair hard disk. What is the command I can run to do this?

    thx
     
  2. kvonlinee

    kvonlinee MDL Novice

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    you can run hard drive property then Tool then error-checking. It should work
     
  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    here is what I would do.

    1. open CMD
    2. type chkdsk /f
    3. Restart when asked
    4. let that run

    Hope this helps. This is essentially the same thing as kvonlinee said only easier. :)
     
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  4. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    I did what you guys suggested and the message is still coming up. What else can I try plz?

    thx
     
  5. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    sorry to say,but if I were you-I'd back the data if possible & replace the drive :/
     
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  6. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    It's only 1 1/2 years old though. Can it be RMA'd?
     
  7. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Most likely. I believe most HDDs have 2-5 year warranty. I am not sure on that but I know WD does.
     
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  8. kvonlinee

    kvonlinee MDL Novice

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    if it is Seagate, you may want to check with seatool for window I think long drive self test nad it fail you contact to customer service on the web to return. I has 2 seagate drives and RMA both of them. my work now.
    if other I don't know for sure. one brand is Hitachi I like because I read somewhere it is reliable for a long time.
    good luck
     
  9. randomboy

    randomboy MDL Junior Member

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    If it is a desktop drive then it also makes sense to check the cable and connection and/or try the drive in some other system before dumping it.
     
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  10. GuiltySpark

    GuiltySpark MDL Novice

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    Run HDD Sentinel, for a direct overview of the situation. Then you could use HDD Scan, for a complete read+verify scan. Messages of this kind (repair or replace hard disk) are usually generated by the SMART itself, it doesn't necessary have to be a physical damage, could be some of the motors failing and stuff.
     
  11. exterhardd

    exterhardd MDL Novice

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    normally, lifetime of hard drive is around 4-5 years. I recommended you should claim it with manufacturer.