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Mechanical HDD trouble to use.

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June 30, 2012 4:26:12 PM

Hello!

THe other day, I was doing some slow surfing around the internet as I felt the system was very slow and non-responsive. This let go after a minute or so, but occured once again a few minutes later. This time around, a bsod popped up instead. Since it was late night, I went to bed instead.

Two days later I started my PC again but the error message "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". So I did, but the next time, the same message without the "Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" showed up.

ExpressGate is launched about 1 time out of 10 although, and one time I even got windows to loadd, but a quick bsod killed in 2-3seconds into the loading.

I believe it's a faulty HDD, but I have not moved or touched the case for about a week(it worked perfectly for a week after taking the system home from a LAN party by car).

I need some files from the drive, not life important but it would save me some time, so the question is: Is there a way to repair the disk(not just to recover the data stored) or do I need a new one? I could add that the SSD I bought works perfectly, and I intend on using it as a bootdrive in the future. I just don't want to buy a new mechanical HDD before I know about this one's destiny.


Many thanks!

Regards
//Filip

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June 30, 2012 4:49:14 PM

if the hard disk is failing then you should move the data to a new drive.

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June 30, 2012 8:11:45 PM

Thank you for your extremely helpful program!

However, before I start, can I run this program with no harm from my SSD in any way? I am not able to boot my mechanical drive at the moment, so the program has to be run from another disk.

Or am I to burn the program onto an empty disk of USB stick and boot the program up with only the faulty disk installed?
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