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Windows Boot Sector Crash...

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a b G Storage
December 17, 2010 8:34:07 AM

I have got some problem with my HDD. It often makes some fast spinning sounds and then some clicking noises. Afterwards PC restarts. It doesn't start normally again. I get an error "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

Every time this happens, I have to repair the Windows either by Windows Recovery by pressing F8 or from Windows Disk. Computer runs nicely again until next crash after repairs. No other data is lost in the process.

PS. I have Windows 7 Ultimate, Build 7600 installed.

Any Ideas What Should I do?
a c 354 G Storage
December 17, 2010 11:18:18 AM

Get a utility like speedfan or HDTune that can read the smart values from the drive and check for errors. Also download the drive manufacturers test utility and have it check the drive for errors.
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a b G Storage
December 18, 2010 8:58:36 AM

HDTune Detects damaged sectors... so what should i do now?
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a c 126 G Storage
December 18, 2010 11:06:37 AM

Post the SMART data of your harddrive here. The easiest would be to buy a new harddrive; consider your current harddrive suspect and do not store anything important on it you don't have triple backed up. A HDD that continues to develop bad sectors has reached the end of its lifetime.

Active bad sectors would show as Current Pending Sector in the SMART output, passive (fixed) bad sectors as Reallocated Sector Count. UDMA CRC error count is another interesting property; it indicates cabling errors.

Cheers.
a c 354 G Storage
December 18, 2010 2:16:52 PM

sub mesa said:
The easiest would be to buy a new harddrive; consider your current harddrive suspect and do not store anything important on it you don't have triple backed up. A HDD that continues to develop bad sectors has reached the end of its lifetime.


I agree 100%.
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