Hard Drive Dying? PLEASE HELP!

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  1. Posts : 634
    Windows 10
       #1

    Hard Drive Dying? PLEASE HELP!


    Hi all,

    I'm REALLY desperate for some help!

    It's a 2TB Seagate HDD.

    A couple days ago I ran a scan using "HD Tune" and here is the screenshot I took: HDTune-Screen-Error — ImgBB

    I've also got "SeaTools for Windows" installed.

    Any help people could offer would be much appreciated!

    Thank you.
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  2. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,528
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    Hello.

    Backup all your data ASAP. Your hard drive is starting to fail. Could you post a screenshot of HDTune's Health tab?
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  3. Posts : 634
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Your reply is appreciated!

    I just tried updating an app in Steam but it said something about a DISK/READ Error?

    Would it help if I deleted files/apps from this drive while I back it up?
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  4. coolmistry's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #4

    Have you try run Check Disk? If so do run Command prompt as Admin to type Chkdsk c:\ f
    press enter then you need restart your Windows!
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  5. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    coolmistry said:
    Have you try run Check Disk? If so do run Command prompt as Admin to type Chkdsk c:\ f
    press enter then you need restart your Windows!
    The /f switch only repairs NTFS file system OP can execute Chkdsk X:\ /r command to mark bad sectors.
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  6. Posts : 634
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm looking at "Check Disk" now.

    Would I be making things better by uninstalling apps I don't need and generally deleting files?

    Thanks!

    EDIT:
    I forgot to mention that I've also got the official Seagate app called "SeaTools for Windows" installed.
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  7. coolmistry's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
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    NiceAndShy said:
    I'm looking at "Check Disk" now.

    Would I be making things better by uninstalling apps I don't need and generally deleting files?

    Thanks!
    No need to worry but do what FreeBooster saying so give a go and post us back how getting on?

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    NiceAndShy said:
    I'm looking at "Check Disk" now.

    Would I be making things better by uninstalling apps I don't need and generally deleting files?

    Thanks!

    EDIT:
    I forgot to mention that I've also got the official Seagate app called "SeaTools for Windows" installed.
    I prefer to do Check Disk to see how it go....
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  8. Golden's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    @NiceAndShy:

    Don't get distracted by deleting files/apps/Steam/chkdsk etc. etc. Deleting files will NOT help at all. First thing to do is follow eLPuSHeR's advice as quoted below.

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Backup all your data ASAP. Your hard drive is starting to fail. Could you post a screenshot of HDTune's Health tab?
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  9. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,089
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    Golden said:
    @NiceAndShy:

    Don't get distracted by deleting files/apps/Steam/chkdsk etc. etc. Deleting files will NOT help at all. First thing to do is follow eLPuSHeR's advice as quoted below.
    I agree backup your data on the HDD first.
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  10. Posts : 1,554
       #10

    "...Backup all your data ASAP..." The forks in the road: either an Intelligent Copy Cloning operation or an Intelligent Copy full image of your data partition; or, at the very least, TeraCopy everything important to you as to TXT, DOC, etc etc etc onto external media of your choosing - I prefer external USB HDDs myself. I'm not certain if the HDD in question will last through an Intelligent Copy full image of the entire HDD or not, I can't see the diagnostic screenshots. You can use any number of free or fee backup/restore programs available. Just because I use Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows does not mean you have to -- use whatever feels reliable to you.
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