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Possible HDD failure?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi all, I have a problem!

In my PC, I have an SSD used for OS and most programs, and a 4 year old HDD (1 TB, two partitions) for all the other stuff. However, today, all of my data is suddenly inaccessible, I can browse through the HDD content, but trying to open any folders results in the "not accessible, access denied" or "you have been denied permission" message. Also, any application installed on the HDD doesn't work anymore, while everything on the SSD is fine. Is this it for my old drive, or do you guys have any suggestions on what I could try out?

So far, tried playing around with the disk management, like changing the drive letter, but nothing helped.
post #2 of 6
Try the drive in another system.
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post #3 of 6
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Yeah, that's a good idea, but don't have any other systems at hand, unfortunately.
Are there any programs I could use to check for failures?
Don't know much about this stuff, never had a HDD dying on me before.
post #4 of 6
Try changing the sata port on the motherboard?
   
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post #5 of 6
you should download try the force take ownership hack and see if taking ownership of the entire drive lets you access things.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Alright, just did an anti-virus scan, it found and removed a few viruses, and after a restart, everything works fine. Still, it's late so I'll leave the testing for tomorrow and start with the SATA port if the issue comes back.

As for the ownership, checked out the settings already, I'm pretty sure everything's in order.
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