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Old 11-04-17, 12:21 PM
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Is my Hard Drive broken?

Hi,

lately I've been having some issues with my PC. It seemed slightly slow sometimes and two days ago I coulnd't log into my user account in windows and I got an error that some data for the profile was missing. I logged into a temporary windows account and later wiped the hard drive and completely reinstalled everything. Today, i had a bluescreen with the message "MEMORY_MANAGAMENT".
I later ran "gsmart" and it showed some errors, but I'm not sure what they mean.
I've added a screenshot to this post.

Could you give me an opinion on what this means and wether I should replace my hard drive? Apart from the issues I mentioned, everything is still working fine

Thanks in advance!


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Old 11-04-17, 12:38 PM
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You think you have a faulty 2TB Seagate Barracuda, can you show us the S.M.A.R.T data for the drive? And what does the bluescreen mini dump file say (it should be on the root of drive C)?
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Old 11-04-17, 12:48 PM
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Download HDtune and do a surface scan. Green = happy days red = flange.
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Old 11-04-17, 01:06 PM
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Thanks for the quick responses!

Here is the S.M.A.R.T data: http://imgur.com/hi9ZqrA

And here is a screenshot from bluescreen viewer: http://imgur.com/JvCNSWQ
Hope this is what you meant, not sure what to make of it

Meanwhile, I'm going to scan it with HDtune
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Old 11-04-17, 01:12 PM
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Yeah that bad boy is looking toward silicon heaven sadly. Too many bad sectors, I'd start backing stuff up and replace the drive.

EDIT: Only 13,191 Hours?! Seems very low for that drive before failures.. could you get it RMA'd.
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Old 11-04-17, 01:42 PM
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Try long formatting it using diskpart. Worth a shot
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Old 11-04-17, 02:26 PM
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It came in the second hand PC I bought about 4 years ago on ebay, so that unfortunately isn't an option. Just out of curiosity, how long should it have ideally lasted though? Also, what could have caused it to fail this early?

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I did a format when I reinstalled windows, but I assume that isn't as good as diskpart. I've never used that before, does it even work when trying to format the hard drive where windows is installed?
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Old 11-04-17, 04:08 PM
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Right, if you have a pagefile on your windows machine, turn it off completely, you don't want to stress that drive any longer, then if you want a backup I would suggest to clone the whole drive using clonezilla. It will do bit by bit clone which also stresses the drive less than copy/paste of files
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Old 11-04-17, 04:15 PM
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I would strongly recommend you buying a new disk. This one is on it's last breath. Formatting, and disk repair tools can prolong life a bit, but I wouldn't risk reusing it. It will die soon. Since you have fromatted it already i would assume you've backed your data so nothing important is lost. Here is your opportunity to go for SSD system drive.
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Old 11-04-17, 08:22 PM
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So here are the results from HDtune by the way: http://imgur.com/a/dB9vp
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