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Disk Failure of power supply issue?

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July 17, 2012 5:12:32 AM

Hello,

I'm wondering if the disk is actually failing or if this is a power supply issue. Disk Sentinel says:

"There are 52 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
The drive found 1 bad sectors during its self test.
Problems occurred during the spin up of the disk 4 times. This can be caused by the disk itself or huge power load (weak power supply).
There are 1 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk.
6100 errors occured during data transfer. This may indicate problem of the device or with data/power cables. It is recommended to examine and replace the cables if possible.
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.

It is recommended to backup often to prevent data loss."


It says my disk health is currently ay 33%, which has me worried. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Micro-Star International
System Model: PR201/PR321
BIOS: A1331IG6 Ver1.0N
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4062MB RAM
Page File: 2363MB used, 5757MB available
July 17, 2012 6:03:48 AM

johns23c said:
Hello,

I'm wondering if the disk is actually failing or if this is a power supply issue. Disk Sentinel says:

"There are 52 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
The drive found 1 bad sectors during its self test.
Problems occurred during the spin up of the disk 4 times. This can be caused by the disk itself or huge power load (weak power supply).
There are 1 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk.
6100 errors occured during data transfer. This may indicate problem of the device or with data/power cables. It is recommended to examine and replace the cables if possible.
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.

It is recommended to backup often to prevent data loss."


It says my disk health is currently ay 33%, which has me worried. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Micro-Star International
System Model: PR201/PR321
BIOS: A1331IG6 Ver1.0N
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4062MB RAM
Page File: 2363MB used, 5757MB available



also:

HDD

Model ST9320421AS
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Size 298.09 GB (320,070,320,640 bytes)
Total Cylinders 38,913
Total Sectors 625,137,345
Total Tracks 9,922,815
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 100.00 MB (104,857,600 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 297.99 GB (319,965,626,368 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 105,906,176 bytes
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a c 125 G Storage
July 17, 2012 6:05:23 AM

if you have a pre built system and it a few years old...it normal for a hard drive to start to die. most time the first notice is the bearing get louder. as the drive is working now i would use a usb stick or another drive and move your personal data off the drive before it dies. power supply dont use that much power on the 12v line to power the drive. if you had a power issue on the 12v line you would get reboots or no power. if the next new drive has issue soon then it could be a power issue. the problem with some pre builts is they used to use there own mb and custom power supply. sometimes people made copies of them some time you had to buy it from the vendor. if it a stock mb then you may be able to use a stock ps.
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