Possible HDD imminent failure & whether or not to clone

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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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       #11

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    I found this and will be checking it out
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
    It doesn't work all the time, it's best to do it before clean installation.
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  2. Posts : 1,229
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       #12

    You were right Mike. I went through AHCI - Enable in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation
    And this is one of the times it didn’t work.

    Anyway how can I do fresh install on my SDD and in the process set the SATA port to AHCI mode?
    My data is saved.

    I’d like to comment that even though I’m doing this on my computer I’m using it as training for when I get back to my friends computer.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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       #13

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    You were right Mike. I went through AHCI - Enable in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation
    And this is one of the times it didn’t work.

    Anyway how can I do fresh install on my SDD and in the process set the SATA port to AHCI mode?
    My data is saved.

    I’d like to comment that even though I’m doing this on my computer I’m using it as training for when I get back to my friends computer.
    Easy, set SATA to AHCI in BIOS before you start clean installation. During installation delete all partitions on the SSD and let windows do it's stuff. Disconnect any other drives during that time.
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  4. Posts : 1,229
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       #14

    It turns out I was able to set the BIOS to AHCI after all.
    My BIOS setting was set to SATA Evaluation: IDE and I didn't see an option to select AHCI
    I was expecting to see other options than SATA Evaluation: IDE when pressing Enter
    Today I tried the arrow buttons and AHCI was there.
    So the combination of using those instructions for registry changes and a learning curve from me of working in the BIOS and your support turned out very well.
    Since my computer runs very good I don't think I'll experiment doing a fresh install; I'll wait to experiment on my friends computer when I get back to his house.
    Bottom line: Problem solved
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  5. Posts : 157
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       #15

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    It turns out I was able to set the BIOS to AHCI after all.

    Since my computer runs very good I don't think I'll experiment doing a fresh install; I'll wait to experiment on my friends computer when I get back to his house.
    Bottom line: Problem solved
    OTOH ....If you run chkdsk /r in cmd. which implies /f and restart and let it run and you get bad clusters and or sectors or accumulating same between 2 different checks run don't walk and get a new HDD or SSD .


    You will see the results at the end of the test or in event viewer >applications > winninit . and failing HDD will often set bad bloc critical errors in event viewer .


    You can do this long test daig /attempt repair /surface scan in windows without a third party program at all with plausible results and no software can *really fix a bad HDD or controller beyond corrupted files which a clean install or this test chkdsk /r cmd can usually fix .

    FWIW nothing is like a clean install on a properly working boot drive I clean installed this 14915 .rs2 SSD drive last night.

    I clean install every other winbeta like that from an ESD I make media from that I save out of the newBuild WU download > $WINDOWS.~BT folder and I did all that to the other 3 PCs here after the AU also but this PC is brand new , I just rolled in the AU on its OEM metal for now
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