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  1.    17 Feb 2017 #11

    eh that's bad, I can just buy another compatible HDD and have it replaced?
    This laptop is not more than 3 years old (bought), is that the lifetime of a HDD?
    I will still run the memtest today though and post the results.

    Thanks for the help.
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  2. axe0's Avatar
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       18 Feb 2017 #12

    Yes, but you'll need a 2.5" HDD because a 3.5" won't fit.

    The lifetime of a HDD varies a lot, but generally it can be used for some years.
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  3.    18 Feb 2017 #13

    Buy an SSD. That will give u an huge Performance boost
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  4.    18 Feb 2017 #14

    I am unable to boot with memtest86+, I tried burning the iso to a CD and using the installer on a USB and i'm only getting "operating system not found"
    I changed the BIOS setting after the first attempt: boot from external drive -> enable
    and set external drive priority the highest
    Still the same results.
    I think I won't run the memtest86+.

    I'll save up for a 1TB+ SSD because I don't want to downgrade in storage space.
    A one like this will be fine? Intel DC S3500 2.5'' 1.2TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BB012T401: Computers & Accessories
    if so, any similar cheaper ones?
    if not, which do you recommend?

    Thank you for the help.
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  5. axe0's Avatar
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       18 Feb 2017 #15

    I would recommend this one Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM): Computers & Accessories because it looks overall to be a great SSD (and receives a 9/10 score of the #1 tech site in my country).
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  6.    04 Mar 2017 #16

    HDD repaired?

    Thank you for your help guys.

    It seems like my HDD fixed itself. I'm not getting any BSODs anymore.
    After 2 event entries my BSODs seems to have stopped.2/26/2017 -> The file system structure on volume C: has now been repaired.
    RepairDetail 25008: Start repair on 02/26/2017 at 23:42:50:641 25016: Processing repair verb Connect: 0x6000000062152, "$I30", 0x6000000062152, 0x1, 0x6000000062186,,, 0x6000000062186 Flags: 0x34, 0x801 27294: The index entry GoogleCrashHandler.exe in index 0x6000000062152 of file 0x6000000062186 is missing. 26101: Inserting an index entry GoogleCrashHandler.exe into index 0x6000000062152 of file 0x6000000062186. 25009: End repair on 02/26/2017 at 23:42:50:662

    RepairData 0F000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAE102E0006000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000020000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000200000001000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000
    2/26/2017 -> Volume C: (\Device\HarddiskVolume5) is healthy. No action is needed.

    The next day 2/27/2017 I had another event entry where it gave me the error that the Hard disk has a bad block, but I have not been getting any BSODs since 2/26/2017.
    I have no other disk related error in my event viewer except from today.
    3/4/2017 -> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR2.
    Is this critical? What can I do about this.

    I'm still saving up for an SSD, but if this "self-repair" is a temporary fix for an HDD maybe it can help others?
    Not sure how it did it because I have not run any repairing tools other than chkdsk, but chkdsk didn't help in the past.

    Thank you and may this help others with a failing HDD
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  7. axe0's Avatar
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       04 Mar 2017 #17

    Windows has mechanisms to repair detected corruptions by itself. It, however, cannot do much more than that, so anyone else reading this should get prepared for replacement.
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