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How Bad is Bad? (Crystal Disk Info and BIOS)

Last response: in Storage
May 25, 2013 9:47:47 PM

Hi guys, recently I´m having some doubts on whether I should buy another HDD. One day ago Windows 8 had blue screens with the error "pc_watchdog_violation". Today I turn on my PC and info from the BIOS pops up saying my HDD is Capable Status bad every time I try restart the system forcing me to presss F1 to start the O.S. in my HDD, then I check with Crystal Disk info and it also says its in "Bad" conditions.

Last problem I had with my PC was 1 week ago, I had windows 7 and 8 in two partitions in the same HDD before, wich were getting sudden freezes in both O.S. when browsing the web thus I installed Windows 8 in the whole HDD.

Heres the report from Crystal Disk info:

Crystal Disk Image of my HDD

Also is there anyway I can fix the HDD or I´m forced to buy a new one.

Thanks in advance.
a b G Storage
May 26, 2013 4:13:07 AM

Whatever you do, back up any data you've got on that drive now.
a c 288 G Storage
May 28, 2013 3:14:41 PM

There are 0xC1B (= 3099) reallocated sectors and 0x69F (= 1695) uncorrectable sectors. There are also 130 "pending" sectors which are waiting to be reallocated.

It's time to replace your drive. :-(
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May 28, 2013 5:29:08 PM

Well good enoughfor me I backed up my info already :) , how many sectors does the HDD have, I mean I know that you said 3099 reallocated sectores, but how many are there suppose to be?
a c 288 G Storage
May 28, 2013 5:53:05 PM

I don't know how many there are in total, but the SMART attribute has already fallen below its threshold.