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post #1 of 22
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Hi guys, lately I've noticed my computer is slowing down and stuck when trying to execute pretty much anything, both on my windows and ubuntu.

I tried to use the Disk Utility option and that's what I got -
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...harddiska.png/

So I assume this is the problem, but how do I fix it? Can I even fix it? My HD is pretty new (some months old) and I've never faced anything like that.

Another screenshot of when I'm trying to use the Check Filesystem button -
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...harddiska.png/

I assume this error is also the reason why I can't run any self-tests for the HD?

Would really appreciate your help, I still have my warranty so let me know if I should ask for a new one

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 22
Go get a new one.
    
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thanks, but can you at least let me know what is the problem I'm facing here? I might have done anything wrong that led to this problem?

Could it be related to my anything else in my system? Because it's not the first time I'm dealing with a failed HD and I'm starting to think it's not just a coincidence...
post #4 of 22
It could be that its near something magnetized, or could have been dropped, had a sudden strike, been moved while still spinning, honestly theres a ton of things that can go wrong with a HDD. This is why solidstate is gaining popularity... well, that and its about a trillion times faster.

If its the same brand both times, then I'd suggest getting a different brand this time. Some of them out there are pure junk.
    
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Get a new hdd, and you should do a fresh install of OS. While your at it if yo dont have windows 7 I highly suggest you move to it at the time of re-install
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post #6 of 22
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Alright, just figured it might be something more specific. Would you call Western Digital pure junk? I thought it's a decent brand.

Is there any way my motherboard could be causing this kind of problem/failure?
post #7 of 22
The only time I've ever had a HDD start failing is when I had a few storms and lost power, but for only a very brief moment, or there was low power for a short time (aka a Brown Out). Since then I did 2 things to keep this from happening... 1) Seagate HDD and 2) a back up battery power supply (aka an UPS), I use APC bc they are cheap and reliable.
    
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... Would you call Western Digital pure junk? ...
... WD is why I buy Seagate.
    
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post #9 of 22
Buy a new one? Why would you suggest this if its a couple of months old, return it under warrenty!
post #10 of 22
Also, the large capacity HDD have a higher fail rate. A Raid0 of 4 250gb drives would be more reliable than 1 1TB.
    
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