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Reasons for Hard disk failures???

Q: Reasons for Hard disk failures???

Hi

A very happy & merry christmas to u all.
I was working on preparing a document on 'what possible reasons can lead to a hard disk failure' for branded PC's like Dell,HP,Compaq etc..

If anyone can provide some useful info on this, i will b very glad.
Thanks in advance

Vaas

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
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A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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Hello again,
I had a disk problem last week. I started to get disk error messages about disk0, which is I think the hd with winxp on it. My pc froze and I had to restart several times. Later the same day I started to get error messages about disk1 as well, which is my second hd.

Also, I was using a trial copy of eset internet security, which started to give error messages too. Then I noticed that one of the svchost processes running was using 20-30% of my processor, which caused my pc to lock down after a while. I didn't know what caused it all, so I wiped c: and did a clean install of winxp and later I did that with the first partition of my second hd as well.

Everything went well for a few days. A colleauge of mine gave me a copy of Norton Internet Security which has a 90 days trial period so I installed that one instead of eset.

But since yesterday my problems have returned. Disk0 is doing fine now, but disk1 seems to be malfunctioning. The second partition, on which I had a lot of important files, is not accessible anymore, but also the first partition, which I formatted last week and which was almost empty since then is giving error messages in the event viewer. The message I keep getting is that there was an error during a paging operation on disk1.

I am very puzzled. How could two disks break down at almost the exact same time? What was going on with svchost? If I had a virus how did it come back after I wiped c: clean and reinstalled windows? I ... Read more

A:Hard disk failures and paging errors

I'm thinking like everyone else, Motherboard; HDD data cables and Power Supply. Basically hardware.

Mind you, a virus can remain, if you didn't remove the partition also.

But, can you attach all your System Specs to your Profile

If this is a proprietory computer (HP, Dell others) Instead of writing in the motherboard name, better to put the computer's make and model.
 

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We have had a large number of Toshiba hard drive failures with-in the last three months. Anyone have any knowledge of the issue?
1. General instability (windows freezing, system unresponsiveness, application crashes)
2. Extremely slow response
Running the built-in BIOS diagnostic turns up one of the following error codes on the hard drive component:
2000-0141
2000-0142

Some specifics on our environment:
Windows 7 64-bit (standard image)
2.5" hard drive

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Hello,
 
I'm having a hard time trying to find out what's causing the loss of disk space on C:/. I know this topic has been raised many times already and I have followed the advice but the issue still remains and maybe someone can help me diagnose what's the cause of it. 
 
My C: partition is 100GB large, I have already uninstalled every redundant program, leaving only the most important ones. I do not store junk like music/photos etc. on this partition, yet it's still jammed, at the worst point reaching only 300mb free space left.
 
I run glary utilities cleanup every now and then. It's always a max ~1gb gain.
 
Restore points and system protection are disabled. Hibernation mode is disabled. File indexing is disabled.
 
The fragmentation of the disk (HDD) has been assessed for 2%.
 
Windows Update is set to "ask before downloading and installing" for about a month. 
 
I have run DiskCleanup yesterday and it has found almost 9gb of space to free up. Today after rebooting the pc I've found my C: partition again almost fully loaded, having only 2gb left. DiskCleanup has shown only 30mb of data to be deleted. Glary has found only 500mb of junk.
 
The antivirus in not finding any viruses or malware. I honestly don't know what else can I do.
 
WinDirStat has given me the following output:

 windir.jpg   59.07KB
  1 downloads
(I can provide an english version if that changes anything)
 
Could anyon... Read more

A:excesively loosing disk space for unknown reasons

Your Installer folder looks bloated. Mine is 4 GB with Windows 7. You can't just delete it, it could crash your operating system. You can use tools if you trust them enough. 
 
I tried this tool and everything went ok:
http://www.homedev.com.au/Free/PatchCleaner
 
If you have a backup drive you could just move the files with the tool instead of deleting them. Just in case it causes issues.

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Hi! I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed couple months ago; and all I have done since was installing just the MS Office and the Antivirus softwares. Now for no apparent reasons it shows the hard drive is full and I can not do anything with it. I've tried to create a system recovery with an USB flash drive, but it won't let me do it either. Please help & thanks.

A:Hard Drive is full for no obvious reasons

System Specs would save a lot of time

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Hi All,

Really hope someone can help and I don't have some dead HW. I'm currently running Memtest and will update this thread with results, dumps etc after the test finished and I can access the PC's HDD's - just wanted to get the thread started.

So this morning I go to wake up my PC and find it has BSOD overnight for the first time ever, rebooted and got BSOD again after noticing AVG wanted to reboot. Thought it might be related to an overnight AVG update so uninstalled AVG... got BSOD again. Noticed there were windows updates overnight too so restored to last week. BSOD continues with different reasons.

So I decided a clean HDD and OS was a good idea, added a new HDD and started to install from USB and got BSOD 3 times trying to install with different reasons. Eventually installed clean OS and all drivers and then once again got BSOD

Will post dumps and update specs from effected PC ASAP.

Thanks

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A:Persistent BSODs, random reasons, different hard drives, clean install

Attachment 261182 Here's the Grab All from the latest BSOD of the new OS build with new HDD.

Also the PC Passed the basic Memtest with no errors.

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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I had 2 hard drives that went bad on me. Someone told me that my hard drives are getting too hot. IF this is the case (I think it might be), can someone give me advice on how to keep hard drives cool?

Thanks.
 

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I've been having a serious run of bad luck (or gremlins/ whatever) with Hard Drives on the machine I built a year ago last summer (July 2006). Its my BlackBeauty machine which is based on an Asus M2N32SLI mainboard with an X2 - 4400 processor with a Zalman 9500 cooler, 2x1GB Corsair DDR2-800 in an Antec SOLO case equiped with 2x 92mm Nexus Case Fans IN and 1x 120mm Nexus Case Fan OUT and originally a pair of 75GB Raptors and a pair of 250 GB Samsung SATA Spinpoints, running Windows XP Pro. The machine has performed quite well, very quiet, very smooth and no problems other than I am losing HDDs left and right. I originally had my OS and any utilities on one of the Raptors and my primary software (CAD) on the other. After 8 months, last February 2007, the Raptor with the OS on it died suddenly with no warning. I had barely gotten the OS up and running on the other Raptor when italso died. I mean, nothing, wouldn't even spin up. Neither of them. Just a soft click when the power came on and nothing. Just a side note, I bought the Raptors brand new in an unopened box from the local Best Buy. So I got a Seagate 750GB SATA, one of the perpendicular memory HDDs, again from the local Best Buy, and installed it. Nice drive, very quick, quiet and simply huge. All is good and well, until a week and a half ago, when the Seagate died, again with virtually no warning, just a couple of lockups and then no boot. No noise, nothing. I did manage to offload most of the more vital stuff... Read more

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About two weeks ago my hard drive disappeared from the BIOS menu list, I opened up my case, unplugged both cables from my hard drive and plugged it back in, it was working again.

Ever since then, when I start up a program or a game, I hear a click from my hard drive and my entire pc freezes for a few seconds or minutes.

I have never had this problem with ANY pc before. does anybody know what to do or how to fix this?
I host several servers with my pc, and every time this happens the whole server freezes and everyone disconnects.
 

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My computer is made up of a 3.06 GHZ p4, 1 GB ram, and most importantly 3 hard drives:
1. C & E Drives: 80 GB hard drive with 2 equal partitions of 40 GB each. Windows is installed on c:\windows

2. D drive: 120 GB hard drive, but after a crash and a format 90 GB magically dissappeared with no trace... Im left with 30 GB of usuable space

3. J drive: 250 GB external Lacie Hard Drive

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The computer would start up fine, and then it would freeze unexpectendly and I would hear screeching sounds from the drive. When I restart the PC it freezes before Windows is loaded and some other times a screen appears informing me that Slave Hard Disk drive 3 has failed. It seems to me that the drive is not defunct yet but is certainley causing some problems. I dont think that its a power failure or anything similar because I have not opened up the case for monthes now.

Any insight would be appreciated!

P.S. I would also like if anyone explained to me why 90 GB of my precious hard disk space has vanished from my 'D' Drive?
 

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Hi,I have a hp evvy 15 j101tx with the following specs:Intel core i7 4702mq8gb ram1tb hdd with 24gb msata cache1920 X 1080 FHD touchscreen panelNvidia gt 750m with 4gb ddr3 dedicated video memory.However, My laptop has been constantly having issues to do with hard drive failure. I bought the laptop in May 2013 and i have replaced my hard drives six times so far. Even the last SSD(Crucial 256GB) that i used failed. Is there a problem with the motherboard or the laptop?? Note: I am now using the 24gb msata as boot drive since a hard drive rplacement only lasts for approximately six months and then dies.  

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Hi,
Recently I have had a series of hard drive failures. Three different hard drives have failed in the past month, two of them new. Each hard drive failed the same way, initially the MoBo would not detect the hard drive, I would then change the Sata port and it would be detected again. The hard drive would then start failing during use, as a result the computer would just reboot and I would be left with a non system disk error in bios. After that any attempt to use the hard drive fails because of many many bad sectors on the disk. What I need to know most is, what is causing the problem and is there any way to fix these bad sectors (I have used the Vista built in disk check to no avail.
cheers
Hynesy
 

A:Series of Hard Drive Failures

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

In particular to Benchtesting and cleaning your computer of dust (if it's a PC)

Also the power disperse should avoid you changeing Sata ports all the time

Let me know how it all goes
 

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Hi folks,

I could use some help with ideas!

Last October, I built my own PC with parts from NewEgg.com. I won't go into the whole setup yet (unless someone thinks it may be relevant), but basically it's an Intel processor, an ASUS motherboard, a SSD as the main OS drive, and a regular ol' hard disk for storing the data. Windows 7 64-bit OS.

Everything went well, and the new system flies. A few months later, I ran into a problem where all of a sudden, the OS wouldn't recognize the boot drive. Sometimes it would happen in the middle of working on the system. Everything would lock up, and then when I cold rebooted, it couldn't find a boot disk. Then, magically, it started working again. This happened several times. I'd try running the Windows repair, and it would find that there was no valid boot sector, or some such. Sometimes running the Windows repair would make everything start working again, sometimes not. If I got it working again, the status of the disk was fine. No loss of data or anything. Eventually, after much gnashing of teeth, I came to the conclusion that the SSD drive was bad. Seemed unlikely, but Corsair graciously replaced it.

While I was waiting for the replacement, I swapped in another regular ol hard drive in its place. Everything worked swimmingly, and because I couldn't afford the downtime/hassle, I have yet to swap the SSD back in. Only now, it's doing the same thing again! Exact same symptoms, exact same unpre... Read more

A:Mystery hard drive failures

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I consider myself relatively computer savvy, and I even talked to my IT-professional soon-to-be brother-in-law... but now I turn to you, BleepingComputer. I really need help here.Short Version:I keep all of my personal files on an external hard drive. That 1TB hard drive was getting full, so I bought a new 2.5TB hard drive. I start working from the files on the new drive. After about 30 seconds or so, folders just show as 0 bytes and "There are no files in this folder". The hard drive works on other computers (HP laptop) but not my Dell desktop. This has happened (sort of) with three different, brand new external hard drives. What would cause this?Super Long VersionI'm running a Dell Precision T5400 workstation with Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium. I keep two 1TB redundant drives at all times, synced monthly via SyncToy. The 1TB drives were filling up so I bought two 2TB Seagate external drives. And then this string of events happened:1) Copied all of the data from the 1TB to a 2TB SEAGATE drive. 2) SyncToy'ed them to ensure that all of the data was definitely there.3) Retired the old 1TB drive.4) Began to duplicate the 2TB drive to the other 2TB drive. 5) In the middle of copying, I received the error, (something like) "Cannot copy files as the source file no longer exists". 6) Checked Disk Manager, and the 2TB drive shows up as RAW format now?! It was originally NTFS. Search Seagate forums and you'll find that this is a common pro... Read more

A:Three Hard Drive Failures? Riddle me this.

Are you saying...that you have no system problems at all...unless you attempt to use external hard drives?

Louis

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all the above issues continued to fill my event logs, by the hundreds and some logs reached 3500 events in 60 days. generally just use up space and driving me nuts. finally I wised up stated reading about software issues and hardware software setup in
windows that seemed to not have any thing to do with what was loged on this device and I figured  it out tracked all but 1 issue to 3 separate usb 2.0 storage devices. just to make my point the problem is not always where it apairs to be logged a event
logged  detected error on controller device harddisk1/dr1 and or a wudfd Service, driver failed to load on device. and kernel PnP WARNING ALL LINKED TO A SIMPLE SETTING RELATED TO A USB DEVICE NOT SET AS A PORTABLE DEVICE.  All these errors 
caused me to try a lot of stupid changes and I had a hell of a time putting humpty memory dumpty back to working order any way I learned a great deal from Microsoft diagnostics services just by opening  the learn more about each diag pack so
can you point me to a good read for  helping a user stuck in windows 7
  

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I've looked around for an answer to my question, but haven't been successful in finding an answer, so I thought I would post it here.

I've got a WD 120GB IDE HDD, manufactured Jan 2003, that has suffered not one, but two data corruption failures over the past several years, and I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the drive, and further, I'm wondering if it is safe to wipe it clean and reuse it again.

Background: The 1st corruption failure occurred back in 2009 and I actually started a thread on it here. To make a long story short, it was a storage drive that was formatted in FAT32, and the WinXP machine it was installed in lost complete access to the files stored on it. It passed all diagnostic tests thrown at it at the time. Lo and behold, when I connected it to a Win98 machine, all files became visible and were recovered. I wiped the drive and reformatted it in NTFS and placed it back in the WinXP machine from where it was originally installed, and everything seemed to be working fine, although the computer was not used very often. I don't think it is necessary, but if you want more details, you can review the thread here.

Fast forward to recently. The same WinXP computer began losing access to the same drive, along with another IDE drive on the same ribbon cable. I removed both drives, and discovered the WD 120GB IDE HDD had a corrupted Master File Table (MFT). Again, it passed all mechanical diagnostic tests thrown at it. Since ... Read more

A:Multiple Hard Drive Data Failures

I would guess that since the drive is 12 years old its probably at the end of its life. i wouldnt trust using in any computer because its just a matter of time before it goes completely.finding an ide drive isnt going to be easy and they arent cheap.
 

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Hey,

A few months back I built myself a new PC and everything was working great for a month or so, no problems at all. However for the past few weeks I have been having trouble with (I assume) my hard drive and getting it to boot my OS (Win7 x64).

Heres what happens: I power up my PC and it goes through the "Asus Express Gate" and other "BIOS stuff" - I notice that my HDD doesnt appear in the Sata device list on the next screen it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." So I restart and hit [Delete] to check my Boot Devices in the BIOS. My Samsung HDD does not appear anywhere as if it was disconnected. I open up the case to check the SATA and Power connectors which are all seated firmly in their sockets.

The first time this happened I "solved" the problem by plugging the HDD into a different SATA port on my MB. It booted up Windows fine for a couple of days but then the same thing happened again, and again I tried a different SATA port with the same results. I have been having this problem for around 2 months now and recently when I have tried reseating the SATA connector in a different port and rebooting it is not working right away and I have to try multiple ports with much rebooting in order to get it to work.

I have tried using the hard drives from my old PC which work fine and I was able to boot up Win XP. I checked all my drivers were up to date - which they wer... Read more

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Hello,
I am currently attempting to wipe my entire hard drive for my compaq presario pc. I have Derik's boot and nuke but after a minute or so after boot up, an error would pop up stating "dban finished with non fatal errors". Clearly it had not wiped anything on the hard drive and I was stumped. I had used DBAN to wipe a Dell inspiron with no problems but it just isn't working for the compaq. I downloaded killdisk free and booted it on my computer and wiped the hard drive but I am also aware that killdisk is not as thorough as DBAN. Once it was done wiping the hard drive (which took a little under 2 hours, which seemed way too soon to be finished to me) I inserted my windows 7 disc. At first it showed the windows files are loading phrase, with the loading bar, but then a screen appears and says "windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert you windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "next"
3.Click "repair your computer"

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File:\windows\system32\drivers\cng.sys
status:0xc0000221
Info:windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

if i choose to continue, a screen will appear with the windows symbol and states "starting windows". Then it takes me back to the ... Read more

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Has anyone encountered problems with hard drives failing in 790's? Had loads of these go in the last few weeks. And conveniently just a few weeks after the 3 year warranty had expired. Slap a new hard drive in and re-image and they're back up and running again. But a colleague said one of them was the second time in 3 months that a hard drive had to be replaced.
Always this model. We have older Dells, HP's, etc, which rarely fail.

Wonder if it's a similar scenario to the one about 10 years ago when a peeved employee set something or other so capacitors started to blow after he left the company (so I heard from a Dell techie). GX280 was it?
 

A:Hard drive failures on Dell Optiplex 790

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I have a 2010 Macbook, and within the last year, I have had two different hard drives fail after being installed. The first HDD lasted around 4 or 5 months after I installed it (upgrading from 250GB to 1TB) before symptoms began appearing (crashes, kernel panics). Thinking I had just gotten unlucky, I ordered another, different, 1TB HDD, which in the last week had a sudden, catastrophic failure. According to Apple's support pages, in the recent failure's specific case, this type of failure may possibly occur after a power interruption, which I attributed it to, as the laptop had run out of battery, then crashed completely on waking up. However, after seeking advice on other forums, I was told that it is much more likely that the HDD itself is just faulty. Assuming that it is simply that the hard drive has failed due to its own faults, I have now had two hard drives fail in a row. Is this just bad luck, or is there any possibility that something about my laptop is causing this behaviour?

The only ideas I had for possible causes are that I upgraded the RAM in the laptop around the same time as I installed the first drive, though when running a piece of software (Memtest or something similar?) when this drive failed, I was told that the RAM was functioning. The other possibility is my own treatment of the laptop, as I rarely power it down, and regularly carry it in my bag whilst on, although closed over. I am, however, slightly skeptical about this being the cause as ... Read more

A:Two hard drive failures in one year - Just bad luck?

Well 2 HDD going so soon is rare but can happen. First carrying it round while ON means that the drive is spinning and if you knock it about can damage the drive...this may or may not be the problem. The original drive may have taken knocks better and it was more robust. A solid state Drive would be great in this case but are very expensive. Your drives are under warranty a least. Try another HDD and turn it off when carrying it round and see if you have any problems as a test.
 

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Okay, I thought that I had it. Started having S.M.A.R.T. messages at boot. So, I figured that I could use a new hard drive. I followed the directions, created a backup to a clean, formatted USB flash drive. Successful backup. A rescue disk was also burned.

Took my brand new hard drive, connected it up. Inserted my rescue desk, connected my USB, and started the restore. 90 mins later, failure. "Error details: The operation failed due to device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk run CHKDSK /R on the source or destination volume, and then retry the operation. (0x8078012D). I did as suggested, no errors noted. 90 mins later. Repeat failure.

Any ideas? Cloning software?

A:Hard drive failing. Trying to replace. Restore failures.

You have a disk error. You have to fix that first as was suggested.

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Starting in February of this year, hard drives in our Optiplex 9030 AIO's began failing at an alarming rate.  We're now up to 11% of all of our 9030 AIO's that have had the hard drive fail in just 4 months time.  The symptoms of a hard drive failure are:

1. General instability (windows freezing, system unresponsiveness, application crashes)
2. Extremely slow response
3. Computer boots to an option to repair windows, which always fails

Running the built-in BIOS diagnostic turns up the following error codes on the hard drive component:
2000-0141
2000-0142

We're actively working to contact our account manager with an analysis of all of these failures, but I can't believe it's just our organization having the issue.  Anyone else out there in IT land having this issue?  I can't get any more specific about these failures and the hard drive manufacturer's involved, because our organization's remote offices are spread out through a large geographic area, and physical inspection of the failed unit isn't possible.

Some specifics on our environment:
Windows 7 64-bit (standard image)
2.5" hard drive
Age of system: 1 yr 2 months
Work environment: Clerical cubicle in a temperature-controlled office environment

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I have a 2nd hard drive ( 120Mb) that I installed about 1 year ago. It's been that's working fine until about 2 months ago. I cannot write to it; get disk write error blue screen. I have no problems reading. It passes all the disk dianostics I could find, including powermax.

Any ideas?

thanks,

mrpro
 

A:Hard drive write failures; reads fine

Hi and welcome. I'm going to assume you mean 120 gigs, not megs.

What does the blue screen read? Disk write error? Sometimes diagnostics pass, but the drive is bad. I'd try to RMA it.
 

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

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A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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A:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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Has anyone experienced frequent hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 series laptops?
 

A:Hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 laptops

Had mine for 3 years trouble free. Just change to a Thinkpad.

There seems to be more failure in the laptop 2.5" hard disks than the 3.5" units in the desktops.
 

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I bought an XPS 8900 for Christmas - I work from home and teach online - computer engineering and databases no less.
So I now have an 850$ boat anchor on my hands.  Hard drive died a week ago - Dell sent onsite tech to replace.  Guy took 5 minutes, said You'll be fine. Thing died in about 10 minutes, saying "Windows could not complete the installation."   Rinse and repeat - second hard drive installed today - Guy took 5 minutes, said "You'll be fine."  Thing died again after 5-10 minutes.  "Windows could not complete the installation."
The first failure, Dell supervisor in India (surprise, surprise), said they would replace my computer - well I guess Dell allows their supervisors to lie through their teeth.   After FOUR HOURS ON THE PHONE with Dell (guess where folks ???) the tech person finally threw up their hands - they could not figure out what was going on.
I am now told to JUST PUT IT IN A BOX and send it to the address I'm supposed to receive in an email.  They will Repair it AND SEND IT BACK TO ME.  This company and their tech support is an absolute joke.
I Will NEVER EVER EVER buy another Dell.  Period.

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Hi, I have been having a problem with my PC, I have built it myself and everything was properly installed. However I am having issues with blue screen restarts and hardware failure. So far I have lost 1 motherboard 1 of the sticks of ram went bad and all were replaced. Also 1 sata harddrive and 1 sata SSD have failed. I have since replaced all those parts and am still getting blue screens that restart my computer. These blue screens happen at random times and I am unsure what to do. my specifications are as follows.
 
windows 7 home premium 64bit
16 gigs kingston hyper X DDR 3
AMD FX 6100 6 core at 3.3 ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 SE
M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard
 
 
I don't know tons about computers but I know enough to put one together and navigate my way around. So if someone can walk me through a way to get whoever is helping me the information they need to make a proper diagnosis that would be awesome.
 

A:rediculous bluescreen prob multiple hardware failures. mobo/ram/2 hard drives..

Well, I probably look at your power supply since you have not replaced that. It could be providing dirty power causing the other components to fail.

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Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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HP All-in-One ENVY 20 TouchSmart PC  HP 20-d034 FAILURE ID : 60FQG2-008GM-MFPP0K-60HR03PRODDUCT ID : H3Z72AA#ABA I moved up to windows 10 with the free upgrade.  I received the failure message from Windows and ended up resetting my computer to its original state which was windows 8.  It is now 8.1 and the hard disk problem still pops up. I don't have alot of experience replacing hardware in computers.  Is this an issue I can resolve myself?  Please advise. 

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

A:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
 

A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply

A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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Hi all,I recently bought a HP DV6-3299eg laptop and it has started to show up a SMART Hard disk error screen whenever the computer is turned on.  Also, when I'm using the machine it pops up warning messages saying there is a problem with the hard drive and i need to back-up. However, when I run the System Diagnostics Quick and Full Hard Disk tests, they pass 100%. Also, when I run the Start-up test, the Memory test is a 100% pass. And the Primary Hard Disk Self test is 100% passed.  But on both the start-up test screen and the Hard Disk test screen it shows up "SMART check: Hard Disk 1 SMART (301). No warranty code shows up only that SMART check error number. I bought the computer in Vienna, Austria, but am currently in Budapest, Hungary. The chain of stores I bought it from (SATURN) has stores in both countries and so I took it to the Budapest store yesterday to see what they could do.  Through minimal broken English I understood i was to go home and reinstall windows and that would get rid of the problem.  But that is not the case.  I reinstalled windows 7 last night, then upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (to get the laptop working in English), and the SMART check error still shows up on start-up.  I've backed up all my files and just waiting to see what happens. I phoned HP support earlier but they're closed as it's Sunday, so I will try again tomorrow. So in the meantime I thought I would post on here and see ... Read more

A:SMART hard disk 301...but apparently no hard disk problem?!

Hi, Which OS is installed?Upgrade to the latest BIOS. Here is a link to your notebook's support pages where the drivers and software are.I suggest that you contact HP. Hard drive replacement is covered under the basic one-year warranty.Best regards,erico 

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I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.

I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.

The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."

I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.

One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.

Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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A:Solved: Hard Disk issue similar to "Help! Broken Hard disk" Thread

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I have a HP Ency Phoenix -810-160 that had a dead HD. I got a good deal on a SSD and thus replaced the drive. When I attempted to run the recovery disks, I ran into the issue that I kept getting a Hard Drisk Error blue screen at start up.  I found it odd so I took the drive and tested it on another computer. No issue. I've now been able to install windows 8.1 back on it and even upgraded it to Windows 10 before the deadline but I still get the blue sceen error.  All tests pass for both memory and the hard disk. System also runs fine with the exception that when I start up the computer there is a massive delay, then I get the Hard Disk Error, If I just F2 kit and then close and continue, the system finishes to start up.  I think I may be having a firmware issue but HP Assist is installed and all updates are suposed to be running.  Anyone outthere running into a similar issue? I feel like I'm having a false positive since I went up to a Solid State Drive. 

A:Hard Disk Error but Hard Disk fine

How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.

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My computer starts up to a black screen displaying smart hard disk error hard disk 1 (301), f2 system diagnostics enter continue start up. Run diagnostics hard drive failed with an error code. Tried to reset bios start up no luck, tried to do the recovery it says pic need to be repaired and won't let me go any further. I lost my recovery discs when I moved into my new house. Help

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Got some problem here,just recently bought SATA 3.0 hard disk(samsung)and i forgot if my motherboard support this hard disk,after checking it only supports 1.5 SATA.I visited samsung website on how to force my Hard disk to run at 1.5,
I'd follow what the site told me to do but no luck still got the same problem ("Hardware Initiate failed,Please check device) (The BIOS does not be installed)

Anyone got an idea how to fix this,might be some BIOS set-up?Kindly walk me through,Im still using my trusted desktop Motherboard Asrock p4v8+ BIOS P1.50.Badly need help
 

A:SATA Hard Disk 3.0 to MOBO 1.5 Hard Disk

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sir at once suddenly when I opened my pc then i saw smart hard disk error in which it was stated:- the smart hard disk check has  detected an imminent failure harddisk 2 (302) then i enter f2 key system diagnostics in which i tested the harddisk test and it showed smart check :-FAILEDFAILURE ID : 0G8421-0008JT0G8421-60DB03which was under hp pc hardware diagnostics UEFIplease kindly give me the solution 

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I've had this error for a long time on start up and often the laptop will crash. From reading other forums it is likely I need to replace my hard disk/ hard drive. I need guidance on the correct hard disk/drive to replace my existing one.  Thanks Cieran

A:Hard disk 1 (301) error, replacement hard disk.

Here's the Service manual: Manual Supports 6.35 cm (2.5 in) hard drives in 9.5 mm (.37 in) and 7.0 mm (.28 in) thicknesses (all hard drives use the same bracket) See p. 105 for "how to" but on this model it is a pretty involved job to open it up and replace the hard drive.  https://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelstar-2-5-Inch-Internal-0J22423/dp/B00B4QESVQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... Above is a good mechanical hard drive. You have several options which get faster as they get more expensive. You can get a hybrid (sshd) drive or a solid state drive. The performance increase from a solid state drive is something to behold.  We can also walk you through software reinstallation which is easy if you have HP restore disks and still pretty easy if you have Windows 10 on your laptop activated and licensed.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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salvel'altro ieri stavo facendo una partita a dead by daylight quando il gioco è improvvisamente crashato e il puntatore ha inziato ad andare molto a scatti, al punto da non riuscire neanche ad aprire gestione attività... ho deciso quindi di spegnere il pc dal pulsante di accensione e riaccenderlo successivamente, ma a mio malgrado ho notato che facendo così ho danneggiato qualche file di sistema, ed il portatile (un lenovo) è andato in ripristino automatico... dopo aver in qualche modo ripristinato i file, windows è tornato a funzionare, ma ho subito notato una reattività molto ridotta del sistema, con blocchi incessanti, blue screen con scritto "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" e lentezza generale del sistema... ho quindi aperto il programma lenovo solution center ed avviato una scansione dei vari componenti, dal quale risultava l'hard disk quello con problemi. essendo fuori garanzia purtroppo non posso permettermi di mandare il portatile in assistenza, e il pc non è neanche vecchio di per se non ha neanche un anno, e prima dello spegnimento il pc funzionava benissimo. ho provato quindi diverse volte a mettere il pc in modalità provvisoria con il prompt dei comandi e a lanciare il comando chkdsk C: /f /r, e l'ho lasciato tutta la scorsa notte a lavorare eppure è rimasto tutto il tempo bloccato al 35%, mentre prima facendo solamente chkdsk C: /f sono riuscito a completare l'operazione in meno di un ora, ed infatti il pc è risultato un po' più veloce anche all'avvio, ma dopo poc... Read more

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