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Is my HDD going out?

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January 13, 2010 2:48:42 AM

Hard drive Fail ? at times windows will not boot and says cant detect disk, and at times it works. when it does not work i go into the bios menu and it's not detected it says 0ms space on it.
i changed the Hdd to my other computer and when i boot up , i look for it under my COMPUTER menu and it shows the HDD there in local disk G. when it works i could get into the files, but when it does not, all i see is the local disk G but with 0mb of space.what do you guys think? should i start by reinstalling windows on it or just getting a new HDD, The disk sound good no noise or anything like that

HDD specs
Westerdigital caviar i think its a 250GB Sata "not that old maybe a year"

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January 13, 2010 12:04:45 PM

You should check the S.M.A.R.T parameters of the hard drive with a utility like HD Tune.
If it doesn't report any problems then the file system may be messed up. This is usually fixable by using the Windows disk check utility.
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January 13, 2010 7:46:26 PM

ok so i downloaded HD tune 2.55 hard disk utility , I am running a scan right now here are the specs of the HDD, so far its like have ways and i got 3 bloks that are red.
HD Tune: WDC WD3200AAJS-55RYA0 Information

Firmware version : 12.01B01
Serial number : WD-WCAPZ0371118
Capacity : 298.1 GB (~320.1 GB)
Buffer size : 8192 KB
Standard : ATA/ATAPI-7 - SATA II
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 6 (Ultra ATA/133)
Current mode : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)

S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Automatic Acoustic Management: yes
Power Management : yes
Advanced Power Management : no
Power-up in Standby : yes
Security Mode : yes
Firmware Upgradable : yes

Partition : 1
Drive letter : G:\
Label :
Capacity : 301516 MB
Usage : 0.00%
Type : NTFS
Bootable : Yes

Partition : 2
Drive letter :
Label :
Capacity : 3718 MB
Usage : 0.00%
Type : unknown (12h)
Bootable : No

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