HDD may fail soon Tags: Hard Drives Chkdsk Error Message Storage Last response: April 11, 2012 8:31 AM in Storage Share darknite1243 April 11, 2012 7:46:41 AM recently windows came up with an error message saying it detected a problem with my HDD and I should back up my files because it may fail soon. after several attempts at running chkdsk, it was hanging up at verifying the uns journal, it completed but there is no report in the event viewer. I downloaded several different programs to try to run the chkdsk but got no where with it. I was able to get the s.m.a.r.t. Data from the HDD and it had one critical and three warnings. I finally gave up and attempted to back up my data like it suggested but after the progress bar filled I got an error saying it couldn't complete and I should run chkdsk to try to fix it. what I wish to know is if there is any way I can save the HDD and not be forced to replace it. More about : hdd fail szaboaz a b G Storage April 11, 2012 8:31:47 AM After your important data is backed up on another hard drive or optical disk, try running hard drive test tools from the makers, e.g. Seatools by Seagate ( http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seat... ). You should be able to get some meaningful reports from that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[help]SATA PM PORT 0 HITACHI HDD SATA 3 HDD MAY NOT BE.. ForumNew PC soon setting up SSD/ HDD combo ForumSystem may be dead? Can't resolve issue need help! ForumWhy HD-DVD may fail . ForumBuilding a pc very soon ForumIs this a good Christmas present or a Mom Fail ? ForumWorth upgrading or new one? This baby has never fail me, though. ForumRate this build!! i may build soon ForumThink HDD may have failed - interpretation of symptoms help wanted! ForumA raid drive in a Raid0 volume reports that it may fail !!?? ForumDX 10.1 games comig soon ForumPc shuts down as soon as windows is going to start. ForumThis may start a fight... oh well ForumZero boot capablity, tried to solve: may need new board. ForumWD HDD Failing as a OS hard drive ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumIs my HDD failing? Forum[Solved] Install OS on SSD or HDD with SRT? Forum[Solved] 3 HDD - 1 as OS & Apps - 2 as Raid 1? ForumFound a probelm w/ my external HDD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !