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Last response: in Storage
January 28, 2013 6:12:07 PM

I bought a new system a few days ago, and when I booted it up for the first time, I apparently had a corrupted hard drive. I couldnt download anything (it would tell me that the hard drive was corrupted) and the computer was running slow. I ran maintenance which seems to have corrected the problem. Is this something I should be concerned about though? Did I get a bad hard drive? Thanks in advance for any help.

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a c 82 G Storage
January 28, 2013 7:18:50 PM

For peace of mind you can test the hard drive with it's manufacturer's diagnostic software for DOS which loads from a bootable CD. The links are here:

The download will be an ISO file from which you can make a bootable CD with IMGBurn:

Boot your new PC from that CD and the diagnostic software will open after a couple of minutes. Test the drive with the Long/Extended test. It may take a while if it's a high capacity drive.

Don't be tempted to test it with Windows-based diagnostic software, you can't properly test a Windows boot drive while Windows is running.