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Good HD Health Checkers/Programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: When to stop using a HDD? What rules/software apply? How to check the health of a hard drive Hello guys, Can anyone recomend me good HD diagnostic tools? Light weigth and ...
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What can I do to diagnose a misbehaving new hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check the health of a hard drive I replaced the stock Fujitsu drive in my MacBook Pro with a Seagate Momentus XT and I'm having all kinds of problems. Specifically, ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow hard drive?

My computer is suffering of slow-downs and I'm not surprised (it's around 6 years old). Here's what I've verified: They are not very frequent (only a couple of times a day). When they happen a single ...
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Checking history of hard drive events on Windows

I was wondering if Windows 7 keeps track of any hard drive events that somehow tell me how my drives are doing. Also, what if the drives are on a RAID volume? Does Windows record events for the ...
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How do we check the hard disk health on a Surface Pro 3?

I am running Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3. I would like to check the health of the hard disk, because some WinSxS files have become corrupted. How does one do this? I have read Tool to test HDD ...
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Microsoft reserved partition (Unable to detect file system!) + CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error

EDIT : I finally did this actually it is a little long story. I install windows 8 and i had same issues after one rebooting but after another reboot it can boot and i install bitdefender there is no ...
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Broken NTFS' MFT and mirror

Windows was running chkdsk, battery emptied during that, and laptop shut down. When I start it up, I get something like: Disk read error I tried booting from Window's disk and running chkdsk /f /r, ...
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Harddisk not mounting: not recognized under Devices - Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. According to my code I mounted my harddrive and then copy a file in it. I also use 2 USB for this copy operation. Today I got into trouble. Firstly one of ...
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Computer lags an unreasonable amount after recent wipe and load; specs and details inside

Laptop specs: i7 Q720 @ 1.60GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series (this is what device manager lists it at but it should be 5830 to be exact) 6 GB of RAM It's an HP Envy 15-1000se CTO, other specs ...
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Why sometimes Windows 7 cannot see IDE disk?

We have two internal hard drives; one SATA and one IDE. Windows 7 (x86) sees both of them. But sometimes when we boot the computer IDE drive fails. After restart everything behave normal. Every 1 boot ...
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How can I read SMART data from my HDDs in Win7 recovery command prompt? [duplicate]

Win7 won't finish loading on my laptop, and I'm trying to find a way to get any tool, like smartctl, onto a USB stick so that I can check the hard drives. I've used wmic which says the drives are OK,...
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Background hard drive test in Linux

Is there a way for me to perform a stress test of a hard drive as a background process in Linux? I recently purchased two 3 TB HDDs, installed them in my home Linux server, and they appear to work. ...
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