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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HDD may fail soon, install windows to other hard disks Forum Solvedwindows 7 cannot be installed to this disk.the disk may fail soon.if other hard disks are availble,install windows to other lo Forum SolvedWindows cannot be installed on this disk, the disk may fail soon HELP! Forum SolvedDisk may fail soon Forum Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to anothe Forum Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The disk may fail soon. Forum Think HDD may have failed - interpretation of symptoms help wanted! Forum my expansion drive may have been pulle out too soon Forum SolvedMay be getting new HDD for laptop tomorrow - question about size. Forum $150-$200 budget, replacing graphics card that may die soon Forum SolvedSo my HDD may be dying... Forum SolvedMBR may be erased from HDD. Forum SolvedWD Hard Drive May Be Failing Forum Solvedsata hdd fail? help Forum "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk" - New HDD Forum 6 Tb External HDD soon? Forum Lenovo Y510p HDD Caddy Fail? Forum Solved(Noob) What wires go into a HDD (I may be missing one) Forum Old Desktop HDD unable to boot properly (Win7) , upgrading to SSD soon. Forum Rate this build!! i may build soon Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !