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Harddisk pin bent

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Last response: in Storage
March 5, 2011 12:50:43 PM

Hi all,
I have a 80gb ide pata harddisk and i recently unplugged it to plug my friends harddisk
When i re plugged it one of the pin get bend
although i fixed it but when i turned ont e pc , it took forever to turn on on
and also my pc is now super laggy, all the games also lags

Plz help
i dont know what is the problem
P.S- Sorry for bad english

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March 7, 2011 11:07:23 AM

Left bottom i.e Pin no. 2 (Ground)
Also when I run my friends harddisk as slave drive , the computer works perfest
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a c 459 G Storage
March 9, 2011 2:29:55 AM

There are several ground pins, so I don't believe the damaged pin has anything to do with you problems.

I would run a SMART diagnostic and a surface scan of your drive. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors. The scan may also show "slow" sectors, ie those that require several retries before they can be read.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):

HDDScan for Windows:

See this article for SMART info: