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02-14-2012 01:12 PM - edited 02-15-2012 10:47 AM
What can I do to Fix this Issue. The only thing that comes up when I click Get Assistance is to Defragment Hard Drive. what if that doesn't work?
02-16-2012 08:40 AM
Is your notebook under warranty??? If it is then you can try getting a replacement... just see which hard disk you have in your system, from the device manager, just check the model number... and then download the drive analysis software for that manufacturer and check again for SMART and DST tests... Let me know the manufacturer of Hard disk, ill send the link to the software...
02-16-2012 08:41 PM
HP told me that before I upgrade my PC to Windows 7 I would have to make sure that drivers were available. well my Sister had her PC upgraded I copied down the model number and they don't have windows 7 drivers but they say they have no problems whats so ever. I bet the Vista drivers would work for windows 7. I can't find Windows Vista for purchase anywhere anyway. if I need to whip my hard drive or buy a new one I may as well upgrade to windows 7. My PC game with a 32bit version of windows vista but the CPU supports 64Bit OS. that will allow me to add another 2GB of RAM to my PC. HP told me that windows 7 and 4GB of ram over 2 would speed up my laptop
02-17-2012 08:46 AM
Use this link to download the software for checking the erors, its called SEA TOOLS...
Another third party software for a simialr application...
Check for errors and let me know the progress...
02-17-2012 11:26 AM
--------------- SeaTools for Windows v126.96.36.199 ---------------
17/02/2012 12:52:40 PM
Serial Number: S15YJF0PC14755
Firmware Revision: HS100-10
SMART - Pass 17/02/2012 12:52:40 PM
Short DST - Started 17/02/2012 12:53:06 PM
Short DST - FAIL 17/02/2012 1:07:48 PM
SeaTools Test Code: 6C9AC2A4
Now is a good time to make sure you have a current backup of your important data.
Unfortunately, your Seagate product has failed an important diagnostic test, possibly caused by problem sectors which are difficult to read. Seagate recommends that you run SeaTools for DOS, which has the ability to repair most problem sectors. SeaTools for DOS may be able to save you from the inconvenience and down time of exchanging the drive. For more information on this subject see our online FAQ:
02-17-2012 11:30 AM
When ever I turn on my Laptop the HDD LED is SOLID it looks just like the Power LED. HDD LEDs shouldn't be solid they should eventually go out.. that is how I knew there must be a problem in the first place.
02-17-2012 01:03 PM
see right now, the situation is that the hard disk is in a state where a few sectors are unreadable, if it increases you might loose data as well... so what i suggest is that back up your important data, and download a full version of HD Tune up pro, from a torrent, then goto the erase tab and start the test,
CAUTION: THIS WILL ERASE ALL YOUR DATA, MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP YOUR DATA BEFORE DOING THIS.
What this will do is that, it will try and fix the bad sectors and replace them with the reserved sectors in the hard disk. If this does not fix the problem, then get a new hard disk, since you're out of warranty...
Let me know if it helped...