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Re: It's probly close to toast......
07/18/15 11:18 PM


> It now displays the message at startup, which will pop up later as well. Windows
> defrag didn't seem to really get going. Auslogics defragger did its job, and it looks
> good, but the message still displays.

Most (all?) drive manufacturers provide a bootable disk image that you can put on a flash drive or CD and use to test their hard drives. If drive and tool both support this feature, you may be able to have the software detect damaged sectors and simply mark them in the drive firmware as non-existent. Usually this is called "advanced test" or similar and has you read a disclaimer and confirm 73 times before it'll let you do it.

Back up all your stuff first. Even if the tool is able to correct the problem with minimal or no data loss, it's still a good idea to format the drive and reinstall.

Of course this only fixes the problem if the issue really is bad sectors, and not some kind of hardware defect.

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* [Done] Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso 07/17/15 08:46 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Moose  07/17/15 11:55 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Lord Nightmare  07/18/15 12:47 AM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso  07/18/15 07:37 AM
. * It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/18/15 10:48 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 04:48 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Dullaron  07/19/15 06:03 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 03:52 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/20/15 10:16 PM
. * Success! Traso  07/29/15 01:37 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... URherenow  07/19/15 07:31 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Vas Crabb  07/19/15 05:15 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Sune  07/18/15 11:18 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Moose  07/19/15 02:10 AM

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