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Anyway to check the harddrive for failure?

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  • Blue Screen
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Last response: in Storage
January 9, 2013 7:59:25 PM

So basically I just got my second bluescreen in about 2 months, this scares me because i am about to sell my cpu and motherboard and the last thing i want to do is sell a defective part... everything was at stock at the time of the crash. so basically i was wondering if there was any program that could test my hard drive for errors so i can try and see what was causing this error, also when i booted back up from unplugging my computer completely it said after starting OS that it could not read etc. etc. i then restarted it and it booted up normally so i am thinking it may be the hard drive and was wondering if there was a program outside from the windows disk checker that can give me an accurate conclusion on whether my hard drive is good or not

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January 9, 2013 8:08:13 PM

The Windows Error Checker only checks the data on the drive, not the drive itself.
To test the drive you need to run the drive maker's own diagnostic software from a bootable CD (you can't test the Windows drive with a Windows-based software.

The diagnostic software download is an ISO file. Get it via one of the links here:

You can create the CD from the ISO file with IMGBurn:

When you've made the CD, boot your faulty PC from it.
January 10, 2013 11:44:24 PM

sorry it took me so long to reply i had to go out and get some disks, so anyways i installed the program from the site i chose from which was Caviar because i am running off of a Caviar black at the moment... though one thing is that when i burned it to a disk when i tried to run it off of the disk it said that my version of windows was not compatible so if you can do you know the exact one im suppose to download? im using windows 7 home premium 64 bit