Disk Mgt sees internal HDD as "Uninitialized", Diskpart doesn't Solved

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    GARoss said: View Post
    Lets try this one. Condition yellow in "Reallocated Sectors Count"...
    Just the one reallocated sector, you have a dilemma on your hands. It's one of the key warning signs to be sure, but a single event on it's own not sufficient to condemn the drive as failing. Definitely one to watch though, should it increase of other key factors join it.

    ...a drive may have a SMART 5 raw value of 2, meaning two drive sectors have been remapped. On itís own such a value means little until combined with other factors. The reality is it can take a fair amount of intelligence (both human and artificial) during the evaluation process to reach the conclusion that an operational drive is going to fail.
    What SMART Hard Disk Errors Actually Tell Us

    In fact, I have the same dilemma. I have a boot drive on one of my laptops which shows one reallocated sector. I watch it like a hawk (and make regular system images) but it's been working reliably this past year or so since I spotted it. If/when the SMART data shows more warnings I'll swap it out, but until then I'm curious to see what happens...
    HAL said:
    Yes, it's puzzling. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this before. I would recommend that we put the unit back in operation and let it fail. It should then be a simple matter to track down the cause. We can certainly afford to be out of communication for the short time it will take to replace it.
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    Thanks, truth is this drive has done this several times over the last year or so to the point I only put data on it temporarily, then move it elsewhere. I'll check it from time to time in the future. I'm calling this solved.

    BTW - apparently you have helped me before because I got the error listed in the screen grab when giving Reputation to you. In any case, thanks for your help!
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    GARoss said: View Post
    ... apparently you have helped me before because I got the error listed in the screen grab when giving Reputation to you. In any case, thanks for your help!
    Apparently so...
    Why does Administrator approval pop-up?

    Glad I could help (again)..
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    Bree said: View Post
    Glad I could help (again)..
    Just a follow-up observation. My wife's PC had a similar issue with a faulty HDD. But, unlike mine, her drive was completely dead. What I've noticed with both PCs, before the bad HDD's were replaced, was how odd Windows 10 reacted.

    Before the questionable HDD was replaced on my PC, the boot to desktop speed was very slow when the faulty HDD mysteriously had quit working but very fast when it was working & the MB could detect it during boot process. Also, for some reason while this HDD was working & my PC was in it's "sleep" mode, the faulty HDD would die during the wake process & the PC had difficulties booting back to the desktop. (Perhaps the PC goes through a hardware discovery phase again during the wake process?) In any case the PC detected something wrong & was slow to return to normal.

    My wife's PC would do the same thing while the faulty HDD was still installed during boot & acted odd once it booted to the desktop. With new replacement HDDs installed both PCs are back to normal.
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