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My Laptops HDD FAILING?

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Hey guys I had to restore my aging Vaio laptop and after installing some HDD diagnostic software namely HD tune and Hard disk sentinel I got these results. Should I be worried? I have made another one of my desktops HDD better by doign a hard format but it had no OS on it. What else can I do to fix this HDD or what just really what would you guys suggest



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there's nothing you can do to 'fix it' other than keep your filesystem maintained.
those results look like a harddrive that's in the middle of it's life; nothing out of the ordinary.
unless you hear clicking, or you're experiencing serious delay when opening files, starting windows etc. i wouldn't be worried
a solution would be getting a cheap 64 or 128gb ssd to make your laptop nice and speedy.

https://www.mccneb.edu/helpdesk/documents/DiskMaintRev_Win7_000.pdf
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Thanks for the advice. Does moving around a laptop while it is running drastically kill the HDD?
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overtime yes. just don't shake it, or drop it, treat it like a small child.
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run chkdsk to mark as bad all pending weak sectors on the disk otherwise your system may stall or become unresponsive at times. After that if the number of bad sectors doesn't increase everything is ok. If it's keep increasing,buy a new hdd/sdd.

Since your hdd has 2 partitions , on start menu type cmd and then chkdsk c: /f/r and after chkdsk d: /f/r. To check the c drive it will ask you to restart your computer.
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What I always recommend on laptops is to create a image of your current setup on a new disc and store the image'd disc. If anything ever happens, simply swap them out and move along, all done. If you have a drive you think is failing, it makes even more sense. 2.5" drives are cheap. You still have to back up your files etc periodically but this way your up and running nearly instantly.
   
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