HP Pavilion 23 Harddrive type?

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  1. Sanma Oishii

    Sanma Oishii MDL Novice

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  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    Make back ups and replace the HD that sucker can go at any moment four years is at death threshold ;).... get a SSD their very cheap dont go back mechanical dries.
     
  3. Joe C

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    #3 Joe C, May 3, 2019
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  4. pcnavarra

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    #4 pcnavarra, May 3, 2019
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    I would not care about it, I would buy a 32GB SSD in second hand, put it in a available Sata Port and use ms readyboost for fetching windows Vista, windows 7, windows 8.1, windows 10. You're HDD goes forevermore.:cheers:
     
  5. Joe C

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    uh... bad idea. The OP's sector count has climbed above the point of being reliable. This only degrades and that drive needs to be replaced asap. A 500gb Samsung SSD can be purchased here in the U.S. for around $75. Can't say where the OP is or what kind of price but something along that line is what is needed
     
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  6. pcnavarra

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    #6 pcnavarra, May 3, 2019
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    just my idea thought, btw done it myself since windows 7 and the 2 WD Blue 500 GB in RAID 0 are still in very good health and the nowadays cheap 30GB kingston SSD to.
     
  7. Joe C

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    yup.... you can put Windows on a cheap kingston 30 gb ssd, but you might not be able to do anything else with it. imho, A 30gb ssd is just too small.
     
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  8. pisthai

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    Run the command (as Administrator): CHKDSK C: /f/r/x which will need 2-4h to complete. If there still some bad Sectors etc. (not in the exclusion list till now) it will add such bad space to its own Windows exclusion list and not try to use them further on. Windows uses its own exclusion list to manage such bad spaces. That's why it's important to use the CHKDSK command even the user used another 3.party App upfront which may not add new bad spaces to the Drives own exclusion list.

    That said, it doesn't matter what App I use for to check a drive if that drive is running in a Windows environment, I always use the CHKDSK command as last before using that drive again. I also use any newly added drive I add to the Windows environment to test-check with CHKDSK special if that drive was used before already.
     
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  9. pcnavarra

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    #9 pcnavarra, May 4, 2019
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    No windows was never on the kingston 30GB SSD and will never be installed, I'm using readyboost to fetch or "cache" The windows installs on RAID HDD for many years.
     
  10. MS_User

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    safe yourself the headache get a new drive their very cheap now....trying to repair a old HD is total waste of time.
     
  11. pcnavarra

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  12. Joe C

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  13. John Sutherland

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    Hello @Sanma Oishii - Just my 2 cents. Forget about trying any utility that claims to "revitalize" your HDD. It's a myth. Years ago, I had a 160GB Toshiba drive that had 6 bad sectors. I tried running one of those programs. It took about 6 hours to scan and "repair" the drive. Afterwards, I discovered that the number of bad sectors had increased from just 6 to 32! The best thing you can do is to run chkdsk as previously described, image your existing OS, then get a new drive and copy the image to it.
     
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  14. LatinMcG

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    the 3 most reliable drives i find are samsung, crucial, sandisk.. go for at least 240+GB
     
  15. Joe C

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    The key word there is "cheap" Beware, sometimes you get what you pay for
     
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  16. MS_User

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    ofcourse i know is a cheap brand but for regular user that wants space and better performance thats a bang for your buck;)
     
  17. digiquandry

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    I would follow pisthai's advice above....chkdsk...(/f will fix errors.)

    I would then immediately defrag.

    I would then follow Joe C's advice and immediately replace the drive...preceded by copying any critical data offf of the drive via USB.

    I would not even turn the machine off or allow the OS to sleep, until all critical data has been copied elsewhere. That drive is on it's last legs.
     
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