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42 views

Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Installing OS Window XP the i get blue screen [closed]

Aproblem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears ...
0
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3answers
32 views

I suspect my hard drive is causing my computer to lag

I have my 5 year old computer that I've done some alterations to but works fine for the most part. Sometimes, when I have been using it for a while, it freezes for a couple of seconds and I hear ...
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0answers
21 views

Access old Users folder on backed up hdd

I tried googling to no avail. Here is my problem My old harddrive needed to be replaced, so i imaged it and copied to a new hdd. I later upgraded the hardware significantly and installed a new ...
0
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0answers
15 views

PXE media failure.Hard Drive most likely failed

I had a dual boot setup (Windows 7 / Crunchbang 11 ) on my 640GB WD hard drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition(Linux).sda7 was root(~25GB) while sda8(~220GB) was home A week or ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Computer Freezes for some time after beeps from motherboard

I have Gigabyte 970a ds3 rev3.0 motherboard. While running some applications I hear some beeps and at that time my pc freezes but after few seconds it again runs fine. Can this happen because of a ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Clone a hard drive with ubuntu live?

My desktop hard drive is failing and I have to clone windows 8 and all my files asap! Was thinking that I could boot into ubuntu live and copy my failing drive to an external drive then swap it out ...
0
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0answers
171 views

WD My Cloud disconnecting from network during file transfer

I bought a WD My Cloud 2 TB and when I opened it for the first time, it offered for me to upgrade to the latest firmware version: 3.04.01. I upgraded, then I started to copy my files into drive. After ...
0
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0answers
35 views

possible data recovery service options

My internal HDD failed due to a sudden power outage. I can hear beeping sounds like the motor is trying to spin the drive up and failing to do so. This drive contains all my important data ( ...
0
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0answers
31 views

Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Powering Off Hard Disks, is a life saver or life depleter?

Hardware description and problem introduction: I'm a Home user and I use Windows in a Home PC, I have 4 internal hard disks connected and running, 1 hard drive is for the OS, and the other hard ...
0
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2answers
38 views

How to recover data from dead disk? [closed]

I just dropped my disk and it doesn't spin anymore when connecting. Unlucky me - it's a backup disk - and I need the data. I did try to find a service but they are really expensive and outside my ...
3
votes
3answers
150 views

Hard drive not recognized anymore, recording of noise included

Yesterday I was doing a monthly backup on a Samsung HD502IJ 500GB HD and, when it was getting to end of the backup, there was an I/O error. I tried running a fsck on the drive and it said the ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Best way to go about disabling a hard drive?

I have a laptop with 2 disks that originally were raid-configured. One of them is failing. What is the best way to check for hard drive health and disable on of the hard drives? Can I reinstall ...
0
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4answers
94 views

Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Hard Drive isn't showing in BIOS

I installed a new Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500Gb hard drive, but it's not showing in the BIOS screens. Furthermore, when I start the PC it produces a beep sound. Maybe the hard drive's rotation is ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Hard drive SMART values - failure prediction

I recently went through my pile of computer components (dusty garbage) and found that I got a lot of 5~7 years old sata drives lying around. I found a couple of 400gb sata drives are from around 2007 ...
0
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0answers
31 views

Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
0
votes
1answer
893 views

Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
0
votes
4answers
201 views

Are hard drive disks airtight?

I would like to take out an external 2.5" hard-drive (Toshiba MK2555GSXF 250GB SATA) out of its external case (Icy Box IB-AC603A-U3 Adaptor) and place it onto a laptop cooling pad (Zalman ZM-NC1000). ...
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3answers
287 views

Where does hard drive save the bad sector count number?

I want to repair a hard disk that has 652 bad sectors and when I use HDD regenerator, it reports that bad sectors were fixed, but when I try to install Windows or Linux, the hard drive doesn't accept ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Connect Macbook Air hard drive to other PC

My friend spilled Apple Cider on her Macbook Air (a1466) and I am trying to see if there is a way to connect the Hard drive to a PC so I can do the data recovery. Is there any connector that I can use ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

Hard disk very slow, failing with more and more errors

Since a couple days, my Seagate Momentus 7200.4 has been failing more and more, possibly because of a power outage. After the "WARNING: Your hard drive is failing" (I'm using fedora), the main symptom ...
1
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3answers
67 views

HDD S.M.A.R.T bad status error

i have two SATA HDD on my computer, one of them (not the one with OS) displays something like this at start up: S.M.A.R.T Bad status backup and replace and after that windows won't come up and F1 ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Copied DLL files are all zeros, but correct file size

I used a program called SyncBackFree (CNET 4.5 * rating) to copy a few thousand files from one hard-drive to another hard-drive. All seemed to work okay, and there were no error, and no errors in ...
0
votes
0answers
290 views

Can Windows 8 Damage a Hard Disk?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 Laptop which is having Intel Core i3 processor, 2GB RAM, 512MB Graphics along with 320GB Hard disk. Few weeks ago it suddenly stopped working and after researching I ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

Does copying for hours wear the hard-drive?

I got a new harddrive where I want to backup a lot of my old files. Is it a bad idea to copy (rsync) all files in one chunk and let it run for a day. Or is it better to copy in smaller bursts. Does ...
1
vote
1answer
652 views

Western Digital: Sector Relocation Error (code 226)

I have a nearly new WD Green, but warranty is already expired. It was lying on a shelf. I would like to test it before use. The first step I made is running full test using Data Lifeguard Tools. ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

How to determine which partition has badblocks?

I have the following device: Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green (AF) Device Model: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 Serial Number: WD-WCAZA3607921 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b01eac3e Firmware ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

XPS L501X Very Slow, Lags and Freezes [duplicate]

I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube ...
0
votes
1answer
342 views

cannot install Windows XP on laptop

I booted using the Windows XP install CD but after setup loaded all the drivers, when it tries to load Windows XP setup, it gives the blue screen and says there is some problem with the hard drive and ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

How can I get data off of a Corsair SSD?

My Corsair SSD won't work and I have some critical data on it that I didn't back up (I needed to create a copy of my mechanical storage device, just forgot). The drive isn't detected by the OS or ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Laptop making clicking sound — is it really hard drive failure?

Okay so I have had my laptop for I believe more than a year now and my laptop has always had this clicking sound every now and then. It's very random though -- sometimes I'll get it but then it won't ...
0
votes
1answer
354 views

Random crash then “a disk read error has occurred”

So out of the blue today when my computer was tabbed out of a game things got laggy and my computer crashed with a scrambled corrupt version of my screen making me think it was the GPU overheating. ...
0
votes
3answers
232 views

External hard drive not recognized in OS

my Hitashi external hard drive is not being recognized by any OS. On windows when i go to "disk managment" section, i have the partition as "NON INITIALISED/ NON ALLOCATED". no other operation on that ...
2
votes
0answers
143 views

Does SpinRite still prevent/predict crash failure in modern hard drives?

Yesterday I attended a presentation by Western Digital that discussed various innovations in rotating hard drive internals, including perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), heat-assisted magnetic ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

I suspect that my HDD is causing hardlocks, as all other components have been replaced. How can I check this theory and solve the potential cause?

I have had this problem over quite a while now, thorough multiple Linux kernel versions and distributions, as well as replacement of all components, aside from my main HDD - RAM, GPU(twice), mother ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

Windows 7 not recognizing SATA-connected Drives

EDIT: The drives are visible in my Windows 7 Device Manager, but not in the filesystem. It says the best drivers are installed. What's going on? I have a desktop rig as such: SSD1 - Windows 7 ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Does this sound like HDD PCB fail?

The hard disk in my laptop has completely died, bios doesn't even recognise that a HD is connected, and power on quickly halts with No bootable device -- Please restart system. The laptop was zipping ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Hardware-Incompatible SSD?

I own an older 120gb INTEL 320-Series SSD. I have downloaded the SSD Toolbox, and have ensured that the drive has the most recent firmware. Here's what's weird: When I insert the drive into my HP ...
0
votes
2answers
193 views

Can hMailServer be configured to retrieve mail from external accounts only when triggered by client?

I run a small LAN and use hMailServer to provide an IMAP server. I have hMail's database out on a NAS drive. When I have hMail set to fetch email from external servers (eg. our ISP), it wakes the ...
2
votes
1answer
311 views

Can I still use a usb flash drive after spilling water on it?

So a few months ago I accidentally spilled a little water on a few of my usb flash drives. I really want to test and see if they work, but before I do, I just want to make sure that there's no risk of ...
1
vote
2answers
167 views

Sudden hard diskn AHCI failure to initialize

My system has been running smoothly, with no changes for months, but this morning when I turned it on it hung on AHCI init. I narrowed it down to being some kind of issue with my second HDD (boot ...
0
votes
0answers
273 views

Input/Output error while playing video

I am using Linux Mint 15. Nowadays I am getting Input/Output error while watching movies. Sometimes when I copy/paste, I get the same error. What should I do? I have a laptop so unable to check inside ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Let windows ignore a faulty drive?

I have a secondary (non-system) hdd with some bad sectors. Whatever I try to recover the data (cloning, imaging, copying,...) seems to be failing because the OS fails (Windows 8 + Fedora Live). Win8 ...
0
votes
2answers
92 views

Can you copy files from virtualbox without vbox running?

I got into a big trouble now. My hard disk just kind of "crashed". I get from disks that "DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL". My main OS is ubuntu, and I am (or was) using a Windows 7 VBOX. When I start ubuntu, ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

What happens with a normal disk when you unplug power vs an SSD [closed]

We are using SSD's sata2 disks, but they often get corrupt. I also see that users on their desktop, don't use the on off switch from the computer but use the main power-switch of their office room. ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

HDD doesn't properly work [duplicate]

Recently, while I was installing windows 7, I tried to re-partition my 750 gb hdd. There were following partitions inside my HDD: Swap Ubuntu Backtrack System reserved for Windows 7 Windows 7 I ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Hard drive not exist

On my HP Pavalion G7 laptop I am getting a hard drive not exist message which leads me to assume that my hard drive is dead. I did an image backup about 2 weeks ago. Can I purchase an identical or ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

Potential hard-drive failure [duplicate]

About a week ago my Windows 7 PC got progressively slower over a day or two before it got the point where it was unusable. Everything would pretty much freeze when trying to even carry out the most ...