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is my harddrive dying???

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Ok for some reason the "check disk" screen came up" (light blue screen), and this has happened before so I used "speedfan" to check the harddrive online.

Anyway my last test, two months ago or so, said that my fitness and how well the harddrive was working both told me that they were 96%. This time around the fitness is 90% and the how well it's working was 97%? But the thing that really concerns me is that the Power on Hours states that it should be "watched" and it got a 97 reading where on average it's reading is from 98-100? Also my Seek Error rate is a little lower, it's only "good" and not "very good" anymore?

What do I have to do to fix these things or is it that my harddrive is just starting to give up . . . and if it's giving up already that sucks . . . . considering I've only had it for like 6 months . . . . -.-
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Just make sure you have backups. If it continues to decline it may be giving up. Is the check disk coming up for no reason? Or did you change partition size or drive letters or anything?
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Check my FAQ for a link to Segate's utilitys and inspect the HDD(s)

Here ya go...
http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/utils.html
    
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well this is only the second time this has happened within six months, but it does come out of no where, I don't change any partitions or anything . . . ???
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