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Laptop HDD bad sectors

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January 19, 2012 5:15:56 PM

I have an hp dv6 laptop with a toshiba 640gb 7200rpm hdd and i recently installed a program called hd tune and it showed that i have bad sectors :(  ...i wanted to know whether i should be worried about my disk failing in the future because my laptop warranty ends next month :sweat: 

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January 19, 2012 6:39:24 PM

It's very possible, even though bas sectors don't necessarily mean your HDD will die, considering it's a laptop - there is a high chance of the HDD dieing.

I would back up anything important before your HDD has a chance to keel over.
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January 20, 2012 3:38:48 AM

Chainzsaw said:
It's very possible, even though bas sectors don't necessarily mean your HDD will die, considering it's a laptop - there is a high chance of the HDD dieing.

I would back up anything important before your HDD has a chance to keel over.


I have already taken backup but i also wanted to know whether there is any way to convince hp to replace my drive...
They told me to do a bios hdd diagnostic test and said that if the test failed then they would replace my drive but i ran it and the drive passed the test..i just don't want the drive to fail after my warranty is over :(  and all other programs are reporting bad sectors :(  ...do you think the drive could fail within the next 12months or sooner because i am planning to get a new lappy after the ivy bridge processors are out.. :D 
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January 20, 2012 12:27:33 PM

It's hard to say whether or not it will fail in the next 12 months. As long as you don't move your notebook around too much (while it's on of course), i'm sure you can increase the longevity of it.

Notebook HDD's should be relatively cheap to buy, even if your's does fail.
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January 18, 2013 2:34:34 PM

dear sir ,
i have toshiba core i3 laptop and my hard disk heath is zero so pleace what its means either my hard disk is dimage what i can to do now,
haroon khan
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January 18, 2013 5:00:59 PM

haroon khan said:
dear sir ,
i have toshiba core i3 laptop and my hard disk heath is zero so pleace what its means either my hard disk is dimage what i can to do now,
haroon khan


Hey haroon, What you will want to do is find out how to change your hard drive and replace it. I'm assuming your computer has SATA connection since it's got an i3 but I'm not certain. So when you take out your old HDD this will be your best option for replacement (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-500-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B00...) once again, I'm assuming your hard drive has a SATA connection (you can verify when you take it out by looking at the connector, long with 40+ pins is PATA and the drive linked above will not be compatilbe) if it isn't compatible just reply saying so and I'll find a compatible drive.
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