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"Windows detected a hard disk problem" on new hard disk

Q: "Windows detected a hard disk problem" on new hard disk

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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Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about three days ago an error popped up that said 'Windows has detected a hard disk problem'. The hard drive is a 640 GB Toshiba MK6465GSXN. Anyway, after getting that message I quickly backed up all of my important documents and stuff onto an external HDD. It was also very slow, slower than my computer had ever been. So, I decided to do a clean install since scans with Malwarebytes and AVG detected nothing. And then, once it finished, it popped up the error message again?! I have noticed that the slowness has gone, but I'm not installing any programs in case it does fail. I am wondering that maybe the 'check cable connection' error was telling me something, but I didn't think anything of it. So, does it sound like I need to get a new hard drive?
EDIT: I bought a new hard drive, fixed!

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?

In many cases, that is Windows way of saying your hard drive is in imminent danger of failing. Of course there could be other problems, but windows will usually detect it first. A tutorial that may help is simple to use, but may take a while. Disk Check I would also get the Manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic program to check the drive. You were wise to back up all of your personal information.

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get this error often

i dont have spare hard disk to take 500gb back up

suggest me to get sort this error!!!

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

backup! if u can afford to loose ur data dont worry then. and of course u wont need 500gb, unless it is full. and event viewer will tell you what is wrong. usually a chkdsk will resolve some/most issues from error msgs like that in windows.

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A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

I recommend you make a Windows System Image, than replace HDD.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

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My hard drive is ST3500320AS ATA Device.

I had this message before on Windows Vista x64. [Because it was a new partition]
I used this thing called Ultimate Boot CD, and it fixed it.



Now my friend got me something called Windows Vista Extreme. When we installed it, I accidentally made a 3rd partition using some program... it needed to restart to make the 3rd partition.

Now heres where it gets confusing for you. I restarted, and stupidly put in the Windows Vista Extreme disc in before it made the 3rd partition. So since the 3rd partition wasn't up yet, I put Extreme over the previous vista. The computer restarted again (as part of the install) and created the 3rd partition.

After everything finished installing, I deleted the 3rd partition...

But now I get the Hard Disk error every time in Vista (Doesnt show up in XP).

Ultimate Boot Disc didn't work.... I left it on for 9 hours and it found nothing. (Or maybe I used it wrong? Last time I used it someone on the phone guided me, not this time.)

So.... how can I fix my hard drive? I don't want to back everything up :|

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem.

Windows Vista Extreme

the forum does not support pirated software caused problems

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Hi all, I've been having "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" for quite some time now and was wondering how should i fix it? is it a software or hardware problem and if im under warranty could i get a change?


Also, is there a place which "logs" the times that i get the error message?

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Hi all, im using an acer laptop with 3GB ram and i use chrome (with tons of tabs) so basically I'm wondering is it true that my system will start to slow down only when i've exceeded my 3GB ram limit or will it gradually start to slow down when im nearing that limit (say im at 2GB) ?

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Has anybody seen this error message before:

And does anyone know how to determine what the actual failure is, and what to do about it, other than the obvious (Backup the data and replace the drive).

Thing is, the drive still works (I'm currently moving important data off, just to be sure), but the retailer from which I purchased it WILL NOT exchange it under warranty while it still works, even if it is being reported as failing. They're waiting for it to give up completely.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

There are several HDD test apps available but the last time I had this message pop up I was using Vista Ultimate on my Laptop and a few days later my HDD cr*pped out completely. I think the motor burnt out or something as it would click once when turned on then...nothing.

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I am currently having problems with my home computer when an error message comes up

Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

It then later says...
The following hard disks are reporting failure
Disk name: SAMSUNG HD502IJ ATA Device
Volume: D:\;C:\

When rebooting the computer it then goes to a startup screen saying 'American Megatrends, press F1 to boot' and f2 for setup. F1 does not work and F2 doesnt really do anything, i then just go round and round n circles trying to get it to work, then i pressed random buttons and finally got it to work (no idea what i did)
I dont really want to take it into the shop for repairs if i can get it done at home if thats possible.
Would be grateful for any help, baring in mind i know little about computers.
Thanks for your help.

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Go buy a new set of hard drives install them then install your OS and programs. Install the old ones then get as much data off of them as possible.

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Just bought new computer with Windows 7 home edition installed . Computer works fine, but every so often I getan error message thats says:
"Windows detected a hard disk problem"
then asks you to back up your files immediately.... and gives you 2 options :
- Start the backup process
- Ask me again later

I have performed the back up. then I have tested the hardisk for errors and no errors are found.

Also at start of booting up , before windows begin to load, and error also comes out saying something about hard disk Bad.
press F1 to resume... when I press F1 , the boot up resuems ok and loads ok.

Can anyone help me out on this one..

Thanks and Happy xmas

Jadan
 

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I've been getting this message all week now.
Whenever I start up my computer, I get a Press F1 to start - S.M.A.R.T. Status - BAD

Here are the latest warning from event viewer:


Code:
Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume \\?\Volume{deeed06b-b561-11df-a316-485b3986d5e7}\. Denying administrators from accessing volume roots can cause many unexpected failures, and will prevent VSS from functioning properly. Check security on the volume, and try the operation again.

Operation:
Automatically choosing a diff-area volume
Processing EndPrepareSnapshots

Context:
Execution Context: System Provider

Code:

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

DETAIL -
2 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000:
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000\Software\CheckPoint\ISW\Stats

Code:
{tid=EA4}
The Application Virtualization Client Core initialized correctly.
Installed Product:
Version: 4.6.1.1... Read more

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Is your Zonealarm version 9.2.102.000.? If not update. Just in case the warning is for real, this would be a good time to back up your files in case it actually is a HD problem.

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I keep getting this pop up and tried to do the backup but it stalls at 95%. I got all my pics and what I think is important transferred to my backup hard drive but the error keeps coming back.

Should I just replace the HD or is there something else I can try first before doing that. I have only had the laptop less the a year and a half.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8047 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 904599 MB, Free - 831838 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 25452 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

have you done what the dialog box suggested, and hit the manufacturer's site for some diagnostic tests? That would be step 1.

That said, I'd replace it. I've not seen that error magically go away.
 

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Is there a way to remove the "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" pop up?

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi Rose1,
Yes! By fixing your disk problem Please follow this guide:

Disk Check



Tick scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors also, let run, once finished, reboot your computer.

Post back to see if message has gone.

Cheers

Dave

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Recently put together a new PC and the hard drive in it is a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black and I'm getting this error message in Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem". It asks me to back up all my files then repair or replace the disk. I don't have anything worth backing up on it yet, so I ran chkdsk which took a while but once it booted up again it gave me the same error message.

So has the drive gone bad already? Should I just replace it as I assume it's still under warranty? Or is there a way to fix this?

Thanks in advance. Let me know of any more information you need...
 

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hey guys. i'm back with some problem regarding my laptop.
 

 
i already use TDSSKiller to scan if there's any threat, but it gave me 0 result.
i just reformatted it just 2 days ago and still it keeps popping up.
My laptop also experiencing a frequent lag especially when i'm running game program.
 
please help me

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Why are you looking for zebras? It appears there is a problem with your hard drive, doesn't it? Go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run the diagnostic utility for your hd. And be sure to follow the on-screen advice to backup any critical data immediately.

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I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron Desk top with a 1TB Seagate HDD running Win 7 Home Premiuim 64b. On start up I get an error message in old 'DoS type white on black' font along lines that Hard disk drive is outside one of parameters etc. Back up data etc. Clearing that message takes you to BIOS and after escaping that the PC starts fine. Whilst working/changing accounts Windows intermittently presents a dialogue box stating 'Windows detected a hard disk problem Back up your files immediately etc....(screen shot hopefully attached)

I have backed up but to replace the presumably about to fail hard disk, can I connect a new internal hard disk (same size/manufacturer) in an external enclosure, then run 'Backup/Create system image' on to this new drive, then swap the old drive out for the new drive that now carries the system image?
I fear it wont be that simple. Does the Win 7 Home Premium 'system image' process clone the whole disk exactly including hidden and boot partitions etc to enable this, or do I need disk cloning software........? I am worried that if the disk is failing, the system image process may tip it over the edge? -Also 3 years seems a short life span - can I verify the supposed frailty of the disk somehow?
Thanks any input gratefully received
DWH

A:Windows Detected a hard disk Problem

i had the same problem with my dell laptop , called the support and they said i have to change the HDD

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw.
 

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I have been getting a pop up window the the message Windows Detected a hard disk problem.  There are two choices.  Start the backup process and ask me again later.  There is the option to show details.  When I show details, It says:
 
Immediate Steps:
Because a hard drive failure will cause you to lose all of your programs, files and documents on this disk, you should back up your important information immediately.  Try not to use your computer until you have repaired or replaced the hard disk. 
 
Which  disk is failing?
The following hard disks are reporting failure:
Disk Name: KINGSTON SMSM150S324G
Volume: Unknown
 
My laptop had been getting very slow at shutting down and a restarting.  I was also having to restart anytime I wanted to use any of the USB ports as the plug and play would not recognize I had plugged anything in.  I had to restart with the peripheral plugged in.  Frequently when the laptop was shutting down I would get a blue screen with an error message that I cannot remember right now.  I was waiting for Windows 10 to release and then I had planned to reformat to see if that solved any of my issues.  Once I upgraded to Windows 10, I reformatted the laptop and immediately installed Kaspersky Antivirus when I got the laptop up and running.  The first time the pop appeared was when I logged in to the computer after it restarted after a Windows update.  Before today, I only got ... Read more

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Hi there,We can test the aforementioned hard drive to see if it's failing - usually Windows' hard drive failure message is legit. As for the "Microsoft Technical something or other" phone call, that's definitely a scam.GSmartControlPlease download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post screenshots of three tabs: Perform Tests, Attributes and Self-test Logs in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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Hello Everyone,

I Have been on my PC for a few hours today and i got a windows message saying 'windows detected a hard disk problem'.

Do I need to replace my hard disk right away? or is there anyway that can fix this problem? I'm using windows 7 64bit (Home Premium)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:windows detected a hard disk problem. Please help!

I would create a backup, and then move this backup onto a different hard-drive (external would be better) or a USB flash drive.

Go to Start > Computer > Right-Click the hard-drive with the problem > Properties > Tools tab > Error-Checking

Windows will then check for any hard-drive problems, and then try and repair these problems if possible.

Hope this helps,

Harry

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Hello -
I just installed Windows 7 unto my 2-yr old laptop. I'm getting an error message stating: WINDOWS DETECTED A HARD DISK PROBLEM.

My options are: Start the backup process
Ask me again later
Don't ask me about this problem again.

I ran the check disk tool - it said everything is ok. Can you please advise what I need to do to fix this error?

Thanks

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi and welcome.

some more info on how you installed it to laptop will be handy.

laptop system/ mobo etc. info.

it may something else at fault, incompatible...etc.

cheers.

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hi All can anyone please help with a potential virus the pops up In a window saying "windows has detected a hard disk problem" then it prompts me to try to back up
 
I have tried to use some tools from the other posts on this matter but the problem is still there
 
I have used adw cleaner, jrt(didn't work), combo fix, and rouge killer, and the reports the produce read as .......
 
Rouge killer
 
RogueKiller V8.7.8 _x64_ [Nov 14 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/
 
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Damer [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 11/24/2013 14:23:50
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
 
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 1 ¤¤¤
[SUSP PATH][DLL] rundll32.exe -- C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll [7] -> rundll32.exe KILLED [TermProc]
 
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 6 ¤¤¤
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKCU\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll",DllRun [7][7][x]) -> DELETED
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKUS\S-1-5-21-3237960818-2923266352-4275629345-1001\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Condu... Read more

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the warning is obvious, drive nearing it's end. this pc is just one we do random things on, kiddos with games, youtube, non important things. there's really nothing I need backed up, I have the reinstall media on hand, as well as another drive. its WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. ill change out the drive when it's completely dead, no big deal. for now, I'd like to just disable the error or warning message. gpedit is not available in this version of windows. how do I go about doing this? Like I stated, it's a non important pc, and i'll change the drive when it goes out for good. plus, I get to learn something new. thanks for looking.

A:windows detected a hard disk problem

Hello,

Have you tried this:
Disk Check

John

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SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic log file

03-Oct-2016 17:57:53 SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:12 Entering Advanced diagnostic section 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 No HBA has been detected
Instructions For Fixing Hard Disk Errors:
We strongly recommend that you backup your computer to avoid potential data loss.
After you have backed up your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer or other hardware technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.
We recommend that you store these printed instructions together with the media used to back up your data (for example, the CDs or USB flash drive used to store your backup), so that everything you need to fix your computer is in one place.
The following information is provided to help the hardware technical support person diagnose the hard disk with errors.
Disk Name: ST9320325AS ATA Device Volume: C:\
Please advise!

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Have been on my PC for a few hours today and i got a windows message saying 'windows detected a hard disk problem'.

I am in the process of backing up my hard drive now.

Do i need to replace my hard drive straight away or do i have a while to gather funds?

Also this is my hard drive with Windows Vista on.

If i were to change the hard drive, can i go ahead and put the disk image onto the new hard drive and just boot up vista again? Or will vista be lost forever?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Rossy87

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem. help!

Hi Rossy,

You would need to clone Vista to the new HD. The program you used to make the backup image will probably have a clone/disk copy feature.

If you don' have the new hd yet, you can clone it to whatever hd you are currently backing up to, then clone it to the new hd when you get it - takes space, obviously.

After you have done that:
try running checkdisk:

Rt click the drive>Properties>Tools>Check Now>find and fix errors - it will need you to reboot.

Also many drive mfrs have a bootable .iso you can d/l free and it will check and attempt to fix hd errors.

Here's one for Seagate/Maxtor :

SeaTools Desktop Usage Instructions | Seagate

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Hi,
I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a brand new Samsung 1TB SATA drive with 2 partitions. It worked fine for a week and now I am getting the famous Windows detected a hard disk problem message pop up

This is my second Samsung drive. The first one was a new one too and I just took it back and got a new one as a replacement for it. So the drive is only 1 week old. I ran the HDDScan and got the following SMART report

HDDScan S.M.A.R.T. Report
Model: SAMSUNG HD103SI
Firmware: 1AG01118
LBA: 1953523055

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.1
Report Date: 12/3/2009 5:53:17 PM


Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 00000000-0001 051

003 Spin Up Time 081 081 00000000-19E6 011

004 Start/Stop Count 100 100 00000000-000A 000

005 Reallocation Sector Count 001 001 00000000-0A9A 010

007 Seek Error Rate 253 253 00000000-0000 051

008 Seek time Perfomance 100 100 00000000-0000 015

009 PowerOn Hours Count 100 100 00000000-0073 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 00000000-0000 051

011 Recalibration Retries 100 100 00000000-0000 000

012 Device Power Cycle Count 100 100 00000000-0008 000

013 Soft read error rate 100 100 00000000-0001 000

183 Unknown Attribute 100 100 00000000-0000 000

184 End to End Error 100 100 00000000-0000 000

187 Reported Uncorrectable Error 100 100 00000000-0001 000

188 Command Timeout 100 100 00000000... Read more

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

SMART is just an indicator - you'll have to run a Hard Drive diagnostic to be sure that there's an issue with the drive. Use the Samsung utility from here: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

If this drive is bad also, I'd have to suspect an issue with your motherboard or Power Supply. What's the make and model of each of those components (and the power rating of the PSU)?

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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, L655D running on Windows 7, 64-bit. My hard disk is a Toshiba MK3265GSX ATA. I've had it for three-and-a-half years now, and aside from the occasional issue, its been good to me. However, earlier today, I opened my computer from sleep mode, and after a few minutes of normal web-browsing, I got an error that shocked me. This error pops up every ten minutes or so. I'm not exactly sure how to add a picture to this post, so I'll just transcribe it.
 
"Windows detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
>Start the backup process
>Ask me again later
If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk"
 
Toshiba Service Station also told me a similar tale. I immediately panicked, and furiously googled around for solutions. Some called it a final warning to back up the computer, while some called it a virus. I think I'm hoping for the latter. I ran a Malwarebytes scan, which found nothing. I also ran a Microsoft Security Essentials scan with the same results. I then ran a chkdsk scan, which took about two hours. All of it seemed normal, except for one line from the log, "windows replaced bad clusters in file 254647 of name \PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF" The end of the log also said that it had 4KB of bad clusters. I have no idea what ... Read more

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"\PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF"
From the looks of it, it might be a fake Steam virus (but I'm most likely to be wrong), or a virus just installed some file in there. Although I have heard about fake Steam .DLLs being viruses, it's probably that. But from the looks of that message you have gotten, I think I might want to agree with some of the people: It's probably telling you "Back up your files before we delete them all".

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i got a message today that said "windows has detected a hard disk problem and that i should immediately back my files and replace my hard drive"
my compute is an hp pavilion dv6. its just over one year old. i did a hddscan on my laptop and i came up with the following result:
(red)
005 Reallocation Sector Count 010 010 0000000000-0740 010
(yellow)
196 Reallocation Event Count 100 100 0000000000-010B 000

the rest are green

what do you recommend?

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem, please help

Hi damien1234,

Depending on how many sectors has been damaged, your drive might be very near failing or is starting to fail. Either way, when a harddrive starts to get damaged sectors/clusters, you should always back up your files and get a new HDD. Because when it's started, it will fail, sooner rather than later.

A harddrive isn't very expensive these days, you can get a 250gb harddrive for ?15!

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That is the exact window that pops up. I Backed up some important stuff, and am running malware bytes to see if its a virus.. But can anyone tell me
If thats an actual window that windows pops up, or if its from a virus? I would like to know this before i go nuts and start really wasting time trying to fix this computer..
I know one of the hard drives on this computer is 6+ years old, but 1 is realitively new. In the details of this warning it says
 
The following hard disks are reporting failure disk name SAMSUNG HD502HJ ATA device
And going by the volume C: and N: its that old hard drive. But its also the hard drive with windows on it, so if it was a virus thats the hard drive it would be on.
 
I should also note i have not changed any hardware on this computer in at least a year, and i have recently had problems with the computer going to a blue screen and crashing, then needing to run checkdisk, i ran it and its been fine for about a month but now this is happening.
 
Computer is freezing up randomly when clicking on files or playing games or browsing the net.

A:Windows Detected A hard Disk PROBLEM

Sounds like your hard drive is failing. You can verify by downloading GSmartControl and have it diagnose your hard drives. I would concentrate on getting all important data off the drive first.  Check the attribute list.
 

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SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic log file

03-Oct-2016 17:57:53 SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:12 Entering Advanced diagnostic section 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 No HBA has been detected
Instructions For Fixing Hard Disk Errors:
We strongly recommend that you backup your computer to avoid potential data loss.
After you have backed up your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer or other hardware technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.
We recommend that you store these printed instructions together with the media used to back up your data (for example, the CDs or USB flash drive used to store your backup), so that everything you need to fix your computer is in one place.
The following information is provided to help the hardware technical support person diagnose the hard disk with errors.
Disk Name: ST9320325AS ATA Device Volume: C:\
Please advise!

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see title^.

Pretty much what happened is I turned on my computer and I got smacked in the face with this. So far I've run five antivirus and malware programs to no avail and chkdsk says no bad sectors to top it off this drive is less than four months old. My specs are on my profile.

thanks

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

You may try to download the diagnostic program from the HD manuf. If it is Western Digital, you can find the diagnostic program here.If it is a seagate HD you can find Seatools here. If you think it is a virus or spyware I suggest Malwarebytes.

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Hey, I got a brand new computer, and I noticed it was hanging quite a bit, and that the Windows Installation was a tad slow also

Now, I've just received a pop up saying Windows has detected a hard disk problem

What should I do?

In the event log, under critical it says

Windows Disk Diagnostic detected a S.M.A.R.T. fault on disk WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 ATA Device (volumes C:\). This disk might fail; back up your computer now. All data on the hard disk, including files, documents, pictures, programs, and settings might be lost if your hard disk fails. To determine if the hard disk needs to be repaired or replaced, contact the manufacturer of your computer. If you can't back up (for example, you have no CDs or other backup media), you should shut down your computer and restart when you have backup media available. In the meantime, do not save any critical files to this disk.

Just received the message again, this time I managed to take a screenshot

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up all your data you need, and take your new PC to the seller. You should have warranty, and they will replace the HDD.
I have the same problem, but mine is 3 years old.
HDD starting to fail. Need advice.

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I was using xp sp3. I had 7200 rpm seagate 160gb hdd (ide) with 4 partitions. i had my os loaded in d drive. then i added 500 gb sata (seagate) hdd. i created one 45 gb ntfs partition on the 500 gb hdd through the disk manager provided with xp. when at some later date i tried to create more partitions it DID NOT ALLOW to create any more partitions in the unused space. i than used partition magic to created more partions into the 500 gb hdd.

i tried to install windows 7 as a dual boot into one of the partitions with 46.5 gb space. it warned that windows could not be installed in this partitions. but when i clicked next it did install win 7 ultimate in to that partition.

now every few minutes a error message popps up warning that the disk is going to fail. the partitions has been made about 2 months back, and win 7 has been installed yesterday.

I would like to know
1. why was xp unable to add more partitions in the 500 gb sata hdd?
2. is there really some chances to fail as the warning depicts?
3. is there any method to stop the warnings from popping up even though there could be real danger of disk failure?
4. what is the actual problem and is there any solution to this problem?
5. has anybody faced such a problem?

i have put a picture of the warning that i am receiving from windows 7.
please reply if anybody could help.


 

A:windows detected a hard disk problem

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I get this warning constantly all of the sudden about my secondary HDD that I store files on. I ran CHKDSK /f F: and came up with no errors found, yet I still get the warning everytime I start up and periodically during operating. Suggestions needed.

Also, ran the TSG sys utility that was sugessted here before posting and it reports Defender is disabled, yet Windows tells me its not. ???
I will run some various Malware scans but wondered if this is just an error with TSG and Win8.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237945 MB, Free - 145456 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 321938 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UD5H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw. I downloaded HDTUNE and it is running a full scan right now.
 

A:windows detected a hard disk problem? HELP PLEASE?

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I've received this message on my laptop multiple times and I've done the back up. But now I've clicked the option "never ask again", is there a way to have that message pop up again?

I"m sending my laptop to warranty and it would be nice to have that message pop up for them.
 

A:Solved: Windows detected a hard disk problem

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I am getting the following error message.  It doesn't sound good.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
Windows detected a hard disk problem.
 
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
 
 
- start backup process
- ask me again later
- don't ask me about this problem again

A:getting message saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

Do you have a backup to an external drive ?

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I've fallen victim to the "black screen" and "Windows detected a hard disk problem" malware, complete with mis-spelled words and poor grammar in the warning box. Ran Malwarebytes and it did identify infected files, but the problem did not resolve after the files were "cleaned." Please help!

A:Infected - Windows detected a hard disk problem

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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I was on the internet, and I received a security shield popup. I clicked the close button on it and then it started to run a scan. I ran my Eset scanner and it detected one virus. I cleaned it with Eset. I then ran Malware Bytes and removed the 9 infections it found. After that I restarted my computer then looked online and found the removal instructions on your website. I followed them and the computer seemed to be running fine for a couple hours. I then went online again and went to google images looking for pictures and grooveshark music website. Eset detected some viruses then stopped them...... My computer then launched a bunch of popups that were like this------

"Failed to save all the compnents for the file\\system32\\000014b8"

Then after all the popups and errors appeared, a new popup came up that said "windows detected a hard disk problem". I restarted my computer without touching any of the popups. When my computer restarted, all my desktop icons were gone, and the popups all came up again. I'm at a loss, please help.

PS: I didn't get the full description of the popup for the "windows detected a hard disk problem" because it closed itself as I was typing.

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" Virus!

Hello, I moved thos from XP to the Am I Infected forum.Did you reset the Hosts file?Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo ... Read more

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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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Hello, I am receiving this message when turning on my laptop:
 

 
It just started appearing today.
 
I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 i7-5500U 15.6-inch 16GB 500GB SSD AMD Radeon R7 M260 Full HD Windows 7 Pro Business Laptop Computer.
 
I bought it new 6 months ago but just started using it 2 months ago.  It was very expensive so this error message I'm receiving is troubling.
 
I google'd and read people saying this is not an actual error message from Windows but its a virus.  I ran both Malwarebytes and ESET 9 virus scan and both programs did not find anything.  I also tried running Malwarebytes in safe mode with networking.  I've also right clicked both C: and Q: hard drives, clicked Properties>Tools and checked for errors on both.  It did not find any errors.
 
I have backed up all my files onto an external hard drive.
 
So I really need help.  I don't know if the hard drive actually has a problem and needs replaced or if a virus/malware is causing this popup.  Somebody please help me, thank you.
 
 
 
EDIT: I also just downloaded hdtune because I read about it on another site when I google'd this problem.
 
When I click the "Health" tab within the problem this is what shows:

 
And when I click the red part listed, this is what shows:

 
 
I don't know if that helps or not.  I will now not attempt anything else until I receive some help here, thank ... Read more

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message

The computer is under warranty...right?  So, that is where you need to go for help...the manufacturer Lenovo.
I think the Windows message is legit. Scam messages would ask you to contact the scammer by phone, etc.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5320, not that old at all. I tried downloading a game, and then got the BSOD. I had to reset my PC, lost everything I had, but ended up starting from scratch. Now, every so often, I'm getting a message saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss...". I right clicked on the "faulty" hard drive for error checking, no errors were found. I tried HD Tune Pro, and that's telling me "warning" for health status (05) Reallocated Sector Count (failed) is in red, and (C4) Reallocated Event Count (warning) is in yellow. Does this mean I have to replace the hard drive? The computer was working totally fine until that BSOD. Now it works and all but I keep getting that error message. The laptop is not that old really, and never any physical damage, but perhaps past warranty. I dont really have anything left to back up, since I lost everything when I reset it to factory state. Any advice?

A:Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem after factory reset?

 I'm afraid it doesn't sound good for that hard drive.  You could run Speccy which you can download from here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/ and look at the SMART data for your drive.    After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.  
 
 For more information about the drive, you could download hard drive diagnostics form the Seagate or Western Digital web site and run them.  I've used Seatools from Seagate a good bit.
 
 If you have to replace that drive, you'll probably lose the recovery partition, so be prepared for that.  Your user guide should have info on how to create the recovery discs if you haven't already done that.
 
Good luck.

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This is a question about my husband's computer. It runs on Windows 7. Recently he has started getting some error messages that I'm not sure are legit or not. The main one is that, every 5 minutes or so, a window pops up that says "Windows detected a hard disk problem" It goes on to say "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" and gives the choices "Start the backup process" or "Ask me again later"
 
I am always suspicious of messages like this, and became moreso when I found that Avast would/could not update itself (this has never been a problem before).
 
I clicked the X to close out of the error message, and did do a backup just in case, then scanned with Avast and Malwarebytes and didn't find much (just looked like adware).
 
Also, when the computer starts up, I get a black screen. At the top it has "Phoenix -- AwardBIOS v6.00PG" then has a bunch of stats about my computer. At the bottom it says, "ST3500418AS: Hard disk failure is imminent. Please back up your hard disk and have it replaced!" then has options F10 for setup or F2 to continue. I hit F2 and it loads normally; on logging in I immediately get the "hard disk problem" error message, though if I hit F8 and load in safe mode I don't EVER get that message.
 
I have photos of all of these error messages if needed, but don't know how to attach them here.
 
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A:Virus or real? "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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So I got my new WD Caviar Black 1TB drive that I've been wanting to get for a while. It came in fine and I installed it then formatted and everything seemed to be ok.

I used it for about two weeks and now today when I started up my computer the Windows alert that says "Windows detected a hard disk problem" came up.

It says: "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk."

What should I do? Is my new Terabyte drive really corrupted??

When just browsing to it in Windows Explorer it seems to work fine and I can still copy files or whatever. So how do I know if it's really bad?

I'll be pretty upset if I really need to RMA this back since I already made some backups on it and used about 200GB so far.

Thanks for any and all advice on this matter.

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem on new TB drive? NOOOO!!!

You can run a disk check as explained in this tutorial: Disk Check

I'd still contact WD though with a view to getting it replaced, as hard drives can and do fail at any time, and you don't want to be losing any precious data.

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I posted a topic in "Am I Infected? What Do I Do?," and I was referred here. I'll paste the details from that post here.
 
"My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, L655D running on Windows 7, 64-bit. My hard disk is a Toshiba MK3265GSX ATA. I've had it for three-and-a-half years now, and aside from the occasional issue, its been good to me. However, earlier today [Mar. 23], I opened my computer from sleep mode, and after a few minutes of normal web-browsing, I got an error that shocked me. This error pops up every ten minutes or so. I'm not exactly sure how to add a picture to this post, so I'll just transcribe it.
 
"Windows detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
>Start the backup process
>Ask me again later
If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk"
 
Toshiba Service Station also told me a similar tale. I immediately panicked, and furiously googled around for solutions. Some called it a final warning to back up the computer, while some called it a virus. I think I'm hoping for the latter. I ran a Malwarebytes scan, which found nothing. I also ran a Microsoft Security Essentials scan with the same results. I then ran a chkdsk scan, which took about two hours. All of it seemed normal, except for one line from the log, "windows replaced bad clusters in fi... Read more

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem." Steam Virus?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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I am having the same problems, but am getting another error: Error 5: Access Denied. Do you know how to fix this issue? Please help if so Also my computer keeps popping up ' windows detected a hard disk problem'... so I don't know what is going on...if these issues are tied together or not?  ​Thanks in advance!

A:Error 5: Access Denied & Windows Detected Hard Disk Problem

I am having the same problems, but am getting another error: Error 5: Access Denied. Do you know how to fix this issue? Please help if so Also my computer keeps popping up ' windows detected a hard disk problem'... so I don't know what is going on...if these issues are tied together or not?
 
​Thanks in advance!
Does the error message same as the below image.
 

 
If above message has been displayed then, you should know the fact that your hard drive failure is imminent and may die sooner or later. This means you could lose all of your data i suggest you backup your personal files to external drive. If the computer is in warranty, you can contact your computer manufacturer for assistance in replacing your hard disk with a new one when the Windows has detected a hard disk problem. You can check health SMART report of the hard disk drive and repair surface errors that are not mechanic errors with your hard disk drive manufacturer diagnostic tool. Follow the instructions at below url address link.
 
 
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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Yesterday I was about to send an e-mail when I decided instead to go to lunch. I left the computer turned on when I left. When I returned I was surprised to see the following onscreen message:

Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

I was given two options:

(1) Start the backup process

(2) Ask me again later
If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk.

I then clicked on Show details and was warned to back up my important information immediately. Moreover, I was instructed to try not to use my computer until the hard disk has been repaired or replaced.

Under Which disk is failing the name of the hard disk is given. At the end it reads ATA Device.
Volume: C:\

Starting at around noon on Sunday I received this message twice in less than an hour. It's now 14 hours later and it hasn't reappeared. At someone's suggestion I am currently running CHKDSK and waiting for the results.

Does getting this message invariably mean there's a serious problem, or could it be received inadvertently, without any actual problem. At any rate, I've spent all day backing up all the stuff I care to save, just in case there is something amiss.

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A:Windows detected a hard disk problem on my Toshiba (Vista) laptop

Well, it's Monday afternoon, and my laptop continues to work very, very well -- no signs yet of any hard drive problem. Can I expect it to conk out at any minute? Or could the warning message have been nothing more than a false positive?

By the way, I ran CHKDSK last night. When I went to bed it was at 15%, so I figured it would be finished by the time I woke up. When I got to my laptop this morning I expected to see a lengthy list of CHKDSK results. Much to my surprise I saw instead my normal screen: wallpaper and icons. So I clicked on GOOGLE CHROME and started surfing the Net.

Now I have a few more questions. Where in the heck do I find my CHKDSK results? Could it be that my laptop, indeed, did have hard drive problems which now have been repaired by CHKDSK? If so, wouldn't the CHKDSK results give me an answer? If there are problems which are irreparable, would the CHKDSK results tell me so? I would just like to know where I stand. At this point I have absolutely no idea if my hard drive is, or is not, about to die. It would be good to be able to find out, if indeed that's possible. I would be most grateful to anyone who might be able to help. Thank you.
 

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ok so im dealing with a laptop and uppon buying a hard drive and putting it in and installing windows i get this annoying windows detected a hard disk problem popup each boot.

i know what it means but im not buying another HDD just got this today

i need a way to hide the error and please dont say

?Task Scheduler Library? => ?Microsoft? => ?Windows?. => ?DiskDiagnostic? or anything to do with gpedit because this is windows 7 home basic and does not have those options

also i force install the gpedit and it does not have a DiskDiagnostic tab. so i need another way around this

windows is acting 100% fine a i believe its a false positive to i choose to ignore the error.

A:LENOVO laptop Disable windows detected a hard disk problem

Well i found nothing to fix this issue so i killed it from the root. found the .exe that is responsible for the prompt "DFDWiz.exe" & "DFDWiz.exe.mui" and renamed it and prompt gone. had to go thought such extreme measures but hey it worked.

for anyone also looking on how to remove the message

i took permission of the whole system32, right click system32 folder with the take ownership.reg (provided below) then look for the 2 files "DFDWiz.exe" & "DFDWiz.exe.mui" and rename them to something like Old-DFDWiz.exe & Old-DFDWiz.exe.mui

then reboot. Done

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I have researched the Virus Removal area of this site to determine if the following error is a legitmate Windows message or a symptom of a virus.  But I haven't found this exact error.
 
There is also a BIOS message at boot but it is in japanese so I can't be sure what it says...but I think it is also suggesting a disk error. So perhaps it is legitimate.  The thing is, this message has been coming up on the computer for months according to my niece (her computer).  The disk never actually fails. I ran disk check.  No sign of any errors.  Nothing in the event log either.
 
Show details simply tells you to do a backup of the disk and displays the disk name.
 
I read a description on another forum which I cannot find now that suggests this is not a legitimate  Windows message (the red circle being a clue) but there is no other malware dialog coercing the purchase of a program.
 
I've run every anti-virus, anti-malware program that is recommended else where in this forum (MalwareBytes, Kapersky, Malicious Tool Remover, adwcleaner, MS Essentials).   Not combofix or anything like that.
 
Before I try a restore or go searching for a new hard drive, I just want to confirm that this is a legitimate Win 7 Home Premium error message.
 
 

 
Thank you
 

A:Is this virus or legit error: Windows detected a hard disk problem

Download GSmartControl for Windows and save it to your desktopUnzip the folder to your desktopDouble click gsmartcontrol.exeAllow the program to search for and list your hard drive(s)Double click your driveGo to the PERFORM TESTS tabMake sure that the TEST TYPE is set to SHORT SELF-TESTClick the EXECUTE buttonAfter the test completes, click the VIEW OUTPUT button and copy and paste the contents in your reply 

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Not really sure what action/software(?)  may have caused the actual problem to occur. but two days ago I began receiving a a dialogue box that keeps popping up while working on my laptop: "Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem",  in addition to "back up my files immediately"... with the option to "Start the back up  process".
 
This is a lightly used, second hand Samsung PC Pro covertable pc/tablet, previously wiped and fresh install (1 year ago) running windows 8.1 that has worked flawlessly since I've owned it. The first indication that I noticed something was wrong was the Intel Rapid Storage icon in the system tray pops up a yellow caution marker.  Then a few moments later the Window dialogue indicating a hard drive issue popped up.
 
Thinking my SSD was about to go belly up, I did a Systems Image backup and began to download/backup all necessary drivers via Samsung's SW update utility (Samsungs OEM utility app). During the driver backup process, Avg detected the threat "Luhe.Fiha.A" in [ C:\Program\Data\Samsung\SWUpdate\Temp\Packages\231e2885-c0ab-4234-986a-72fc8a8f9a5c\delay.exe ]. Causing the SW utility to freeze. After selecting the "protect me button", Avg reports that the virus had been contained. However upon subsequent use and attempts (at least 15), to back up drivers with SWUpdate I continue to get the same cycle of warnings as previously described.
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A:Trouble with luhe.fiha.A virus ("windows detected a hard disk problem")

Well I posted this problem with Luhe.Fiha.A virus a couple of days ago.
I appreciate all the assistance I've received here, resolving my issues over the past few years and understand volunteered help is not always readily available.
Nonetheless I am grateful.
 
Upon further attempts to figure out the why i keep getting a "Windows detected a hard drive problem" popup waring / Intel Rapid  Storage monitor  warning when all my AV scans (in my previous post) in addition to running CHKDSK including Computer Management seem to state otherwise ie: No Problems / Healthy.
 
I recently narrowed down the cause for the virus detected alert I'm getting from AVG free while trying to backup/DL my device drivers via Samsung's SW Update Utility.
I managed to download all the drivers associated with my PC Pro 700t, after (finally) having discovered which driver/DL was triggering AVG virus warning. Now having backed up each driver one by one, the virus alert is triggered while  downloading Samsung's Sound Driver. Contacting Samsung's tech support was fruitless and at best reacting in total denial for any problems compromising their drivers. Fair enough. However, I have two un-networked PC Pro machines that exhibit the same virus detected warnings when attempting to download from SW Update/Samsung servers. AVG website describes it as not a false positive.
 
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Hi everyone, i am using Win XP Pro and everytime i load my computer, the following message appears:

"A Problem with the hard disk has been detected. Press any key to continue"

i press any key and the system loads as normal. I am wondering is there anything wrong with the computer? And could this be linked to my Internet problem when everytime i go online, the Internet will hang after a while thus affecting all other programs and causing them to hang too...

Please help me out here. Thanks...
 

A:Problem with Hard Disk detected

How long has it been since you last did a defrag ? ..................
 

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

A:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

A:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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Alright, before I explain my problem, I have to give you a background story.

My friend did drugs, so I told his parents about it, and he got pissed off so he hacked my World of Warcraft account. I learned he was the one who hacked it about 3-4 months later.

So I decided to get back at him. I downloaded a virus (I didn't run it, it was in .rar format) called 'Sp0rkeh' and I sent it to him. He ran it and it messed up his computer, and he found out it was me. So, he told me his parents would sue us if i didnt fix his pc, and it would get over complicated

So I decided to attempt to fix it. I took his Hard drive out and connected it as a secondary slave into my PC.

*Note: for those of you don't know whaqt Sp0rkeh is, it acts as a hack for a game and deletes your entire HD, and messed up your PC.

What was supposed to happen:

I was going to put his PC into a secondary slave and start up from my HD, and use a program to undelete all the files that it deleted, then hand him the disc and be happy and skippy.

What actually happened:

I put the disc into my secondary slave slot, and I turned my computer on. Then my computer made a beep and it has an error message that says:

NO Hard Disk Drive detected
Press F1 to resume

I press F1 and it leads me to tell me to select a proper boot device.

I turned my computer off, unplugged his pc and put in my HD as start.

But the same thing is happening, it won't detect it.

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I have facing problem that hard disk not find during Windows 7 or XP installation while shows in bios . I tried many solotions but don't got the success. Solutions which I tried are as :
1. Wipe hard drive from DBAN and wipe completed successfully but after this I am not able to see HDD during Windows installation
Second solution : scan HDD from segate seatools (dos version) , Acoustic and Advanced test completed successfully but basic test stuck at 10% (tried 2-3 times) and don't ahead after 10%. But till now HDD shown in bios. But not find on windows installation.

3. Reading similar problem article on seven forums, link is
Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

Find some commands in post that need to executed so attaching my HDD in another working computer. All the command executed successfully which capture I attached. So check this and tell me where I am wrong.

System Spec : mainboard is Mercury PIG31U
Product link : Mercury-pc.com

Hard drive : Segate ST3250310AS 250GB

A:Hard disk not detected during Windows 7 installation.

Hi,
I would usually never create a partition for windows to be installed and use this,





Quote:
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit


If i wanted to reduce the size of the disk I would use mini tool after the install
The objective is to Not have a 100mb system reserved partition and keep the disk as mbr especially on a small ssd or hdd like you have 250gb
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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Hi,

When i connect a sata hard disk which is loaded with windows 7 as a secondary to another windows 7 system to take the data backup it is not showing the drives but i can see it in the device management in windows 7.

Could anyone please help me.

Awaiting for your reply.
 

A:windows 7 secondary hard disk not getting detected

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I keep getting this message and it tells me to follow the directions but there aren't any directions to follow other than back up your system and contact technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.
It says that SMART event has taken place and gives disk name.
What do I need to do?
Everything has slowed down and I'm not sure where to go from here.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 703044 MB, Free - 647104 MB; I: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 847325 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509303T08CE.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:RED X Windows detected Hard Disk Error Need HELP

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Hello I am trying to Install windows 7 64bit via a bootable USB on a Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1tb Hard disk that I formatted by ?darik's boot and nuke?. When I get to the stage ?where do you want to install windows activated?? only the USB that has the ISO on appears not the hard disk. I have changed the BIOS setting to AHCI.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank You

A:Hard disk not detected in windows 7 installation

Hello and welcome Rayban mate some system specs please System Info - See Your System Specs

Is there nothing at all in the BIOS except that stick??

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Dear All,

I bought my Laptop 20 days ago. but during these days it shows more than 3 times an error when I turn on my laptop. Now, It shows a new error "Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files to prevent information loss and then contact the system administrator to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" .

I don't know what should I do to fix the problem. I hope you help me to fix it.
Thanks

A:Windows has detected an error on Hard Disk

and welcome to the Forum

The first thing you should do is backup any data that you value before it fails completely. Once you have the data backed up, You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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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 just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message

Hello,

Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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hello

i have bought a new computer recently and today i got this error message (i think the error is quite famous i will provide a photo if needed) and i have been trying to fix with no luck here is the situation so far.

1) i got the error after updating (it poped up after restarting the computer) the driver for my nvidia graphics card (not sure if this is important) .

2) i've searched around and i couldn't tell if this is a legitimate error or just maleware .

3) i ran check disk and no bad sectors were found .

4) i ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.

5) i ran superantispyware and it found and cleaned some threats .

6) i ran seaTools and the drive passed the fix all function .

i have done a complete back up just in case.

how do i fix this problem ?

please inform me if any information is needed and i will provide it ASAP.

i apologize for the long post.

Thank You

A:i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

If you have made a backup image of your drive - you have done the best thing, just in case.

Are you still getting the message?

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i have been having lots of trouble with my computer lately. since yesterday, my comp has gone very very slow. the mouse reacts many seconds after i move it. and i takes almost 10 minutes for the win xp bar to load.
also, i have two hard disks, one 40 GB and one 80 GB, and when i started my comp just now, My Computer shows only the two drives of the 40 GB HD, on which windows is installed. but i checked BIOS and it is detecting both the hard disks.
then i thought reinstalling windows might help, but when i start installing, i get the blue coloured screen, but it gets stuck at "SETUP IS STARTING WINDOWS", and it wont move any furthur after that, so i cant even install a fresh copy of windows. i tried windows restore. it didnt work.
i am using win xp sp2
intel motherboard, processor
1 GB Ram.
plz help me with this.
 

A:Trouble loading windows/ one hard disk not detected!

I would remove the extra hard drive and try to re-install Windows with just one drive installed as a Master or Cable Select jumper setting. Also, remove any USB devices from your system while trying this.
 

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I boots up my computer, and the laptop gives me 5 choices to start my computer: start windows normally, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last good known configuration, etc. No matter which one i choosed though, they all give me the same result. i could sees the windows xp logo loading with the bars loading up XP but shortly after that i gets a Blue Screen of Death for about a second (not long enough for me to see the error), then it goes back to the Boot options I listed above.

and this problem repeats whenever i choose any of the five options from the menu.
i had run the recovery console, but it reports that the recovery console cant locate any hard disk on the computer and i had to press F3 to quit and when i try the reinstall option for windows xp, it said that there is no hard disk detected.
however, when i try to load ntfs4dos into a usb drive (bootable) i able to get chkdsk to repair the drives and it reported that it had fixed some problems but after i restart i get the same error again with the 5 choices in which i cant boot to windows xp.

i had tried attrb -h boot.ini, attrib -s boot.ini, del boot.ini , bootcfg /rebuild, fixboot but still to no avail using the usb boot drive.

fyi, the laptop had a 120 gig of hard disk, installed with windows xp on drive e: and a partition with no windows installation on drive d:

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A:big startup problem with winxp, hard disk not detected cant enter recovery console

hello ,

read this

http://www.informationweek.com/LP/sh...o=1&queryText=

you will want to select the drive with the os on it

get back to us

Mike

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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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Alright, I have the C:\Windows\system32\config\system file that is corrupt/missing and I am unable to start up my computer. I've read the forums about this one, but my problem is different. Apparently, I have a SATA drive and Windows XP pro is installed. I only have a Windows XP home disk. When I try to use the Windows Home disk and Recovery Console, it says that no Hard Disk Drive is detected. From what I understand, it doesn't detect my SATA. Any tips on what to do? And no I do not have a Windows XP pro cd.

A:C:\Windows\System32\config\system file is corrupt help, Hard drive disk not detected

Hi Sigzen and welcome to TSF,

XP home will normally detect a serial HD. The BIOS is where the interface for that is maintained. USB might be a different story. It's likely that if you had a pro CD, it would tell you the same thing if you tried to get into the Recovery Console. Why don't you see if the BIOS sees the HD? If it sees it, home should see it also. If BIOS don't list the harddrive, then you might have a bad harddrive or bad connection.

Before anything else was tried, I would try Last Known Good Configuration in the Advanced Boot window. Tap F8 at early boot to get the menu. If that fails try the other boot options. If they fail, then look in the BIOS for the drive there.

If no drive, open the computer and reseat the data and power cables to the HD. Also, reseat the data cable at the motherboard. Be Very careful to touch bare case metal before reseating the cables. If that don't work, download the Disk Manufacturers Diagnostic CD file and run it.

If you must run the Recovery Console, you can download UBCD4WIN and burn it to a CD. It is a CD based windows that will boot and let you work on your computer, including running the Recovery Console.

Hope this helps,
Best regards,
Mack1

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I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
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My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

Until now I've never noticed that the numbers didn't add up. I know when you buy and 80GB hard drive, it should actually show up as less due to bits and bytes and what not (80GB=74GB roughly) but I found something fishy in Disk Management. There is a drive showing up with no letter assigned to it which is nearly 10GB in size and after doing the math it accounts for the 10GB i lack after adding my two 32GB hard drives together.

So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

A:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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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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My laptop came with Vista Basic..

i shrink-ed my c drive from the memory management into three drives (112 gb, 20 gb & 90gb) and installed windows 7 on 112gb drive successfully ..

now when i am installing Xp on 20gb drive, during the installation process i get an error "No hard disk detected"

I tried installing XP mode but my processor doesnt support the virtual technology...
Can you guys please suggest me a way out of this problem (with no the RECOVERY disk option) ???
I will be happy if my system has only XP installed !!!
Thank u !!!

A:No hard disk detected

Have you also made all your partitions active ?


Steve

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When I fix the Hard disk and the dvd rom, they are not detected my the laptop. I have tried everything I can but still they are not showing up. Please help me.

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when i am installing window xp on computer it shows hard disk not detected

A:hard disk not detected

Hi,

Can you detect it through the BIOS? If not then it could either not be connected properly inside or is faulty. Has the drive worked before previously?

Steve

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Hi!
I'm using a system with specifications : 3GHZ Processor, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 120GB IDE Hard Disk, Asrock Motherboard, DVD Writer, Windows XP Professional. My Hard Disk is connected as Primary Master & DVD Writer as Secondary Master. My Problem is when I try to connect another 120GB IDE Hard Disk (without an OS) as Primary Slave the system hangs on boot screen and has to be restarted. Sometimes it boots but does not detect the 120GB Disk.The case is the same even if it is connected as Secondary slave.I have checked all jumper settings. I also tried connecting the disk to an external USB casing, the problem persists. If the same disk is connected as Primary Master (after installing Windows XP on it), it works fine. How do I solve this problem?? Please Help

Thanks
Sonny guy...
 

A:Hard Disk not detected

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I bought a hard disk around 3 months ago. While watching a video today, it stopped working. It is not neing shown in My Computer or in Disk Management. But it appears in Devices and Printers.
Please help as there was some important stuff in it.
 

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Hi
I have a Simple Tech 320 GB external HDD.I have it for over an year now and it functioned pretty well uptill now.However today it suddenly stopped working at all.
I was using it yesterday and today the laptop just refuses to detect it.The Laptop is HP Pavillion dv6700 series laptop.
Whenever i connect th external HDD through the USB port only the red LED on the HDD lights up but the computer doesn't detect the drive itself.
Whenver I run command prompt and try finding one of the partitioned spaces of the drive say I: the following is displayed:
"The system cannot find the specified drive"

There is a huge amount of data on this HDD which I just cant afford to lose and I dont even have any kind of copy of this data also.

Please help...ASAP
sheikhontherun
 

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hi guys...i put u b4 a strange problem...i hav a 40GB IDE hard disk which was working fine for past couple of yrs, i use to carry it n put in my frndz pc to copy data, due to frequent removel n connection d socket n pins in my hdd may got damaged but it wasnt happen its physically good but the problem is its not getting detected. it get power supply n d motor is up n running when i touch it i can feel d rotation so i suspect tht d problem is in data card, i tried changein new IDE cable it doesn't help me actually, so u guys gemme some solutions for diz problem, i need d data in tht hard disk i hav got a new hard disk of 160GB so i dont need d old one but i need to get d data in it...pls help
 

A:Hard disk not detected! pls help

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I needed help badly!

A computer here in the office suddenly cannot boot. Error shows that Boot disk failed. At first I thought the hard disk crashed. So I take out the hard disk and put it in my cpu as slave just to make sure the hard disk really crashed. But it works. The hard disk is fine.

So I take it back to its cpu but the error still shows. I take out the IDE Cable connected in the CD Rom but the problem still remains. It says there are no Primary Master and Slave. I check the CMOS but it was configured to automatically detect the hard disk.

What shall I do?
 

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It's the IDE Cable

Your right the culprit is the IDE Cable. I just bought a new one and it works. Thanks for the help!
 

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Hi! I am new to Techspot and this is my first post.
I have a PC which has stopped detecting the hard drive and will not even boot. The dard disk is Seagate ST340810A 40GB. I have tried swapping cables and power supplies but to no avail. Earlier it was occasionally giving similar problem but used to work fine when the cable connections were re made. I have data on the drive which needs to be recovered.
The local vendor tells me that a new 'logic card' will need to be put in as the old one has gone kaput. He also says that the data can be recovered but is charging a fortune, and that some of the data may be lost or corrupt. He is not ready to sell the 'logic card' to me.
Being not so knowledgable in this area, please advise how should I proceed to make the drive back into working status.
Rgds/AJ
 

A:Hard disk not being detected

You will not be able to recover ANY data if you have a hardware malfunction without replacing the faulty part. Even so, your data still may be non-recoverable. ALWAYS backup important data to more than one device.
You can try using an IDE to USB adapter, but if the controller board on the hard drive is toast, it's dead.
 

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Hi,

I have a 250GB Toshiba laptop hard disk that is not being detected by anything. Toshiba shipped my laptop with two partitions; the first is 1.5GB primary partition, and the other is just a logical one. I inadvertently deleted (not formatted, deleted!) the primary partition while trying to install Windows 7, and now whenever the computer starts up, the hard disk's light is constantly on, but nothing else happens on screen (just blank). Setup for Windows 98SE, 2000, XP and 7 can't see it. Also, I tried HDD Regenerator, but nothing happens at startup even though the light is constantly on.

If I try to simply connect that drive (as an external USB one), then Windows 7 detects that something is connected, but hangs up on trying to install its drivers.

I know that I messed up the hard drive because of a stupid mistake, but is there anyway to retrieve the info from the logical partition? Is there anything that can recreate a primary partition?

Thanks.
 

A:Hard Disk is not detected

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Hi,
I own a HP Pavilion dv1000, the problem is the hard disk is getting detected in the BIOS but at the boot menu screen fades blank and also the hard disk activity led is not glowing there after(the hard disk activity led flashes when only when power is turned on/off and not at any other instance.).

Its a SATA disc drive.
I bought a SATA BOX and tried connecting it to my other laptop but the drive is not getting detected , though the LED on the SATA BOX connected to hard disk is green (assuming green signifies working).

I also used USBDeview to see if it can detect the drive connected on the USB but it wasn't detected .

If it can be of any help here are few specifications:

Capacity : 80GB
SN : 5PK0TZGS
Model : ST98823AS
PN : 9W3183-021
FW : 3.05

Vol : +5v , 0.48 A

I have some very important data which wasn't backed up on it , any comments would be of immense help.
 

A:Hard disk not getting detected

Determine the brand name of the drive. Download the drive manufacturer's testing utility, preferably a utility that runs from a bootable CD. Place the drive back into its original computer. Turn the computer on and place the bootable test CD into the computer's CD drive and restart the computer again. Run the tests and let us know your result.
 

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I have a 500GB Hard Disk. When i formatted it once, I got a warning telling that do not install the OS in this drive or you might loose data. But I had to install it there. No problem occurred after that for a few days, but one day the computer just hanged at start up.

Problem:

First time when I power on the system and start the computer, the hard disk is read in the boot menu but it hangs at Starting Windows. Without switching off main supply, when I restart the computer, the hard disk is not read under the boot menu.

When I plug the same hard disk in a later version of mother board i.e in another computer, each time on Starting Windows I get a Blue Screen. The problem is corrupt OS according to the code that appeared on the Blue Screen.

How to retrieve the data from the hard disk?
Please HELP !

A:Hard Disk not detected

First, you cant install the problem hard drive in another computer and expect it to start Windows. The Windows installation is customized to the PC it was installed on.

You can, however, connect the hard drive as a second drive on another PC already running Windows (or other OS) and look at the files inside. If you can see the files you can copy them to a backup disk to recover them.

As for the original problem, is the problem hard disk recognized as a boot device in BIOS when you start the computer from the OFF condition?

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my father's PC. Before we had Vista working on it fine.

Problem is that after reinstalling Windows when I opened My Computer now, I cann't see Disk 1 partitions.

Please help me locate it. Thanks.
Attached is the pic of Disk Management windows when before I installed new OS.

A:One hard disk not detected after re-installing Win

right click on the partitions and set them as active

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My Secondary Hard Disk is detected somethimes and other time when i use normally my pc it disappear! And i have to reboot my pc to see it again.. other time i can't see even if i reboot the pc.. Two minutes ago i have open EasyBcd to change the boot configuration 'cause i've installed xp in this secondary hard disk and the drive is disappear... Indeed I can't use xp probably for this inconvenient... In the boot option when i boot my computer there's only windows 7...

Any Suggestion?
And sorry for my bad english..


Wrathchild

A:The Second Hard Disk Drive isn't Detected

If i'm not mistaken XP has to be installed first, then Win 7

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Put in a new power supply unit in a booted the pcComes straight up with no boot disk detected or has failed, how can I fix this problem?Do I have to go out and buy a new OS for example Windows 8 to fix this problem or has the problem worse than thatIf I have missed any information you need to help I can provide itThanks











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A:No hard disk detected or has failed

Howdy @Fraser11?, Welcome to the HP Support Forums.   I gather that since replacing the power supply in your Pavilion 500-076ea that your hard disk is no longer detected.   I am confident that I will be able to help you work towards a solution, and I ask only that you pay it forward. When we resolve the issue, I'd like for you to kindly mark the applicable post as Accept as Solution so that others experiencing the same or similar issue can find what worked for you. Please use the Replacing the Power Supply in HP and Compaq Desktop PCs document as a checklist to ensure that nothing was missed when you replaced the power supply.  In my experience, most of the time when this error occurs after replacing the power supply there is a cable that is not connected securely.  Please let me know the results.

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after i put my cd-rom and logon to install windows 7,the process run smoothly UNTIL after i choose custom(advance) option/installation, there is no hard disk detected. so i cannot install windows 7. any idea??

A:no hard disk detected when trying to install win 7

We need more info man like do u have a RAID setup?, you need to fill out your system specs here is the link on how to do it: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049 and why are you installing windows 7 when you allready have it installed?

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Hi..I have made an image of my OS using Macrium software and saved it in external hard disk. Now I'm not able to access the hard disk. The system is reading (not by its regular name) it however it just does not open and asks me to format the disk.

I think its happening because of that image.

Can any one please help I do not want to format the disk as it has lot of imp data.

Thanks in anticipation
Shray

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Quote: Originally Posted by shraymunjal


Hi..I have made an image of my OS using Macrium software and saved it in external hard disk. Now I'm not able to access the hard disk. The system is reading (not by its regular name) it however it just does not open and asks me to format the disk.

I think its happening because of that image.

Can any one please help I do not want to format the disk as it has lot of imp data.

Thanks in anticipation
Shray


Have you been able to access the data before or is this the first time you tried? What name is the system providing and what is the actual name of the disk? Did you create a boot disk and have you tried to use it?

You may want to try posting on the Macrium forum;

Macrium Support Forum

HTH

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I brought a Seagate Expansion Hard Disk about six months ago and have never had problem with it till now....
The problem is that my HD does not get detected if its plugged in after the windows startup.... In most cases it hangs my PC. The green light blinks so I'm positive that it's not a problem of the HD. The safely remove hardware icon also comes up. But the Autoplay menu doesn't show up and its icon wont be there in My Computer (that is, if I'm able to open My Computer. As I already stated, in most cases, the PC gets stuck).
I discovered that there are no issues if I keep it plugged in the USB port before the startup, but that is an inconvenience since I only have one free port . Ive tested with other pen drives and they work just fine. I even tried plugging it to a different port, but to no avail. It would really nice if you could help me with this....
Thnx in advance.....
 

A:External Hard Disk not being detected...

Try it on another machine. It sounds like the drive is having some problem. Run chkdsk /r on it in the other machine and check for bad sectors.

Hopefully, the data was backed up recently. External drives are the most unreliable of all storage media. If not, you better make a fresh backup in case something is wrong with the drive.
 

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Help !!! You all have been so great in the past, need some help again

Noticed my computer was acting funny today and while on internet IE suddenly closed and i got the "system error - hard disk failure detected" followed by those boxes opening with "system message -write fault error." One of my coworkers had this too and i think i got a trojan/virus from some files

Now it looks like some files are missing, and my antivirus software is not starting, amongst a myriad of other problems

A:Help - hard disk failure detected

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Hi,

My computer suddenly doesn't show my D: hard drive. It has 1.3TB. It happened once before, and I rebooted and it showed up again. Now no matter how many times I shut down, wait and boot up, it doesn't show. I've been doing some research to fix it, so I tried using tesk disk to see if that will help.
This is what it shows


then I Continue and this is what I get.

I'm not sure what to do at this point....

The following 3 screens show what happens when i key in "p" to list the files of each one respectively
Check out the weird dates on this one .

I don't know why this one has things in red..
I really don't know what to do now. Do I just set the second one to Primary and then continue and write? Please if someone can give me some advice that'd be really great.
 

A:Hard Disk suddenly not detected

Open the case [system OFF] reseat both the data and pw connectors ie pull them OFF then reinstall. Next if that does not fix the problem, try another data cable and or another sata port.

Post back with results.
 

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Hello All,

I have a 250 GB external hard disk. I copied some movies onto it from a friend who now says that his drives were affected.

The hard disk ran but after I removed it and plugged it in again, it is not being detected by any computer. The blue color light glows and I can feel the motor running but it is simply not being read by any computer.

Can you please help me with some suggestion ?

I thank you in advance,

Kanwer
 

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I tried to plug it in again, now it makes some strange noise as if some things it stuck and its scratching against something, its a start stop kind of noise. And then it makes the sound, which a USB device makes when it is plugged out !!!
 

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A few days ago I was watching a DVD, and all of a sudden my system restarted.

Since then I have been suffering from two issues, first being one of hard disks is no longer detected on startup, not in BIOS nor in Windows.

The Second Issue is Windows loading up, once it hits the Xp splash screen (Where it fades into the splash screen) It freezes (half way thru fading in) for about 2 Minutes, then continues to load normally.

Other than these 2 issues everything is working fine. I am confident these 2 issues are connected. This is the error report of the origional incident:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Ftdisk
Event Category: Disk
Event ID: 57
Date: 25/04/2009
Time: 23:19:40
User: N/A
Computer: J1
Description:
The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 be 00 .......
0008: 02 00 00 00 39 00 04 80 ....9..&#128;
0010: 00 00 00 00 0e 00 00 c0 .......
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Any help is greatly appriciated.

Jon.
 

A:Hard Disk no Longer Detected

It sounds like the drive that isn't being seen by windows or bios, is dead. You can try reseating it, or removing it and placing it as a slave in another computer to see if you can access your information.

As for the other one, I would suggest running Chkdsk /r. Start > Run > type "CMD" (without quotes), press enter. In the command prompt type "Chkdsk /r" (without quotes and take notice of the space between the "k" and the "/"). Press enter. Then when it tells you the drive is in use, press "Y" then enter. Then reboot the machine, then let it run the disk check (in other words, "don't" press any key to cancel when it asks you to).
 

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