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How do you know it hour hard drive is failing

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March 3, 2011 11:37:47 AM

there was a message that came up and said something was unplugged usb caable check it was not. and something about the hard drive. could this mean it is failing it is only 2years old and has only really been used the last year
March 3, 2011 12:30:39 PM

dwheelis said:
something was unplugged usb caable check
USB cable? Do you have a hard drive outside your case?
Hard drive is usually connected by SATA cable.
A Hard Drive could fail at any time.

http://www.hdtune.com/
Download and install the free trial copy of HD Tune.
Run the program to test the health of the hard disk.

If it's a Seagate Hard disk download SeaTools
If it's a Western Digital hard disk download Data LifeGuard Diagnostics
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March 10, 2011 11:20:43 AM

WR2 said:
USB cable? Do you have a hard drive outside your case?
Hard drive is usually connected by SATA cable.
A Hard Drive could fail at any time.

http://www.hdtune.com/
Download and install the free trial copy of HD Tune.
Run the program to test the health of the hard disk.

If it's a Seagate Hard disk download SeaTools
If it's a Western Digital hard disk download Data LifeGuard Diagnostics

Thank you for the assist. I finally took it for repair. It was minor and not the hard drive that the error message suggested
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