Is the hard drive bad or?

vbimport

#1

ok, i am able to install OS, I can save things to hard drive, and it acts almost as if of nothing is wrong with it and it never freezes.

i have formatted and reinstalled windows 7 OS several times and it again it does it without a problem but… when i do a scan disk check, i can never get paste through the test. it gets from 26 to 28% in about 4 hours and i never give it enough time to finish. when i restart the compter, i get another partition besides the c: drive, there is another z: drive. i did not partition it to two drives in the first place and the z: driver did not come about until i did an scan disc check. i am using windows 7 ultimate.

i can’t figure it out.


#2

A 160GB HDD taken out of my replaytv now mounted into a external drive case will not be seen in my desktop PC. I would erase and reuse this drive.


#3

avaras2002 how old is this drive?

If its 4+ years old then its time for a new one. When you install the OS are you doing a full format or just a quick wipe?


#4

it’s not like the old windows xp when you choose quick or full format. the windows 7 disc just does it very quick. i am more sort of a novice but i can do more simple things like formatting and install OS’s. so the answer is no i guess i don’t do the full format

i don’t know if this makes a difference but i am using a laptop with 160gb


#5

It would be a good idea to run the drive in another PC and first do a full format then run scan disk on it.

There are utilities from the HDD manufacturer that should allow your to format and test the drive from the laptop as well.


#6

Check the SMART status, and possibly run SMART test (quick or long). HDTune can show SMART parameters. (It’s not the most friendly way, there are better software, but right now I can’t think of any besides that one).

SMART testing you could do with disk diagnosis utilities from the manufacturers.