Windows detected a hard disk problem

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Lockdown, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Lockdown

    Lockdown MDL Novice

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    Hello. First I apologize in advance for thread that may have been already created by someone else :) Naturally i was looking for.

    My problem is as above. Windows 10 pops up "Windows detected a hard disk problem (...) Start backup process (...) Ask me again later"

    "which disk is failing..."

    So, what to do?

    S.M.A.R.T. shows no errors. No critical attributes raw value changed. No pending / remapped/ hidden sectors/ bad sectors. No damaged disk blocks, S.M.A.R.T status ok. HDD is healthy, works properly. Only one attribute has status "attention" - C7 Interface CRC Error Count - Curr. 100, Worst 100, Thresh. 0, data 79.

    Last few days i was manipulating with arrangement inside of PC case.

    I have new PS and SSD. Could it be because of this "C7" so it's nothing, or maybe some serious crash coming up?

    Please help.
     
  2. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    The last one who had a similar problem was because a faulty/not well connected data cable

    Reopen the PC and check that your cables are firmly inserted.
     
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  3. dgwin7

    dgwin7 MDL Member

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    Two things to try below.

    1. Write zero on that hard drive.

    2. Get ASUS data cable good one (not Chinese like cheap red data cable.).
     
  4. egroups_megapics

    egroups_megapics MDL Member

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    bad cable connection or cable

    my experience since using SATA disk is you need to change data cable every 2 yrs or if they become hard (lose flexibility when you bend them). This was never a issue with older IDE cables. Still have a PC running for 15 years with same IDE disk and cable without any issue
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Not in that order, at least. ;)
     
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  6. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    wow!!!! thats a long time for a HD to live....the most i ever see is about 8 years of life for HD.....u most not use that comp to much?
     
  7. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, that would have been me, and 'jiggling' the cable did the trick....

    Low tech solution for a high tech world....