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Do I have a failing drive?

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Thread Starter 
I've never had a hard drive fail on me before, except the clicking which obviously was a sign. But Windows 7 Home Premium has just been acting, well, weird. Sometimes my desktop will not load, many times the entire system will freeze, along with the sound "getting stuck" like a game console would. I've tried updating drivers, reverting drivers, starting in safe mode, done disk checks, and I'm still having lock up issues. The machine doesn't even have to be under any sort of load to lock up either. Windows will do a disk check all by itself starting up at times, when a check isn't even scheduled. I'm getting signs it's the drive, it is getting up there in age, it's an older Seagate Barracuda 120gb. Any help is appreciated thumb.gif
post #2 of 5
I'd download HD Tune and run the error check. It may take awhile, but if any sectors are bad, I'd replace the drive. I would back up any data you dont want to lose now though, in case it doesn't make it much longer.

http://www.hdtune.com/
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Thanks, in the process now. I was just told this drive is from 2004-5, so SATA 1.0. I don't blame it for starting to go, 8 years is impressive. And now I know why my drive score is so low in Windows lol.
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Originally Posted by KillThePancake View Post

Thanks, in the process now. I was just told this drive is from 2004-5, so SATA 1.0. I don't blame it for starting to go, 8 years is impressive. And now I know why my drive score is so low in Windows lol.

Your sig rig says you have an SSD and WD storage drives. Is this from a different rig?
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That's the rig for the "Win your Ultimate Rig" contest. The rig I'm talking about is my only and current rig.
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