Can't copy file, corrupt hdd? Solved

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Can't copy file, corrupt hdd?

    I did have 1 large file (1 GB) on my internal hdd that could not copy. If I did try to copy it to another harddisk, it did start out well, but around halfway through the copy speed goes to 0 and stays there for 5 minutes. Then it aborted with the "message "can't read from the source file or disk".

    I could delete the file, but since that only means removing the index, I am not sure my hard disk is okay on all the sectors of where the file was.

    I am worried that these are the early signs of a failing hard drive. Should I be worried? And how can I make sure that the disk is okay? I have copied all the files to an external hard drive, so I am free to do anything now with the hard disk.
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       21 Feb 2018 #2

    In File Explorer right-click on the drive involved, click Properties then the Tools tab, use the error check function.
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  3.    21 Feb 2018 #3

    I did that, but it was done in 30 seconds. It doesn't give much peace of mind.

    I am executing a full format now. Let's see if it gets stuck somewhere.
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  4.    22 Feb 2018 #4

    I did a full format and the seagate full test. Everything looks fine.

    Even CrystalDiskInfo went from "caution" to "good". Any reasons not to trust the disk?
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  5.    22 Feb 2018 #5

    Run a surface scan with Minitool Partition Wizard, I once had a OS drive that failed to Clone, but everything I tested it with showed it as good. Found the bad sector with Minitool
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  6.    22 Feb 2018 #6

    Try Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - its GUI gives a clear indication.

    You can also do a surface test with that under the Disk tab.
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  7.    22 Feb 2018 #7

    Question: are you doing the format with something like ? That will also find any bad spots
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  8.    23 Feb 2018 #8

    I did:
    - full format (through administrative tools)
    - seagate full test
    - minitool surface scan

    all with no errors, so I think I'm good
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