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How Bad is Bad? (Crystal Disk Info and BIOS)


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#1 Mashud

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

Hi guys, recently Im having some doubts on whether I should buy another HDD. One day ago Windows 8 had blue screens with the error "pc_watchdog_violation". Today I turn on my PC and info from the BIOS pops up saying my HDD is Capable Status bad every time I try restart the system forcing me to presss F1 to start the O.S. in my HDD, then I check with Crystal Disk info and it also says its in "Bad" conditions.

Last problem I had with my PC was 1 week ago, I had windows 7 and 8 in two partitions in the same HDD before, wich were getting sudden freezes in both O.S. when browsing the web thus I installed Windows 8 in the whole HDD.



Also is there anyway I can fix the HDD or Im forced to buy a new one.

Thanks in advance.Heres the report from Crystal Disk info:

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#2 FastMHz

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

That's a dead drive....repair will not be possible as it's mechanical failure, get a new one asap!!

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#3 Mashud

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:08 AM

What part of the info of the image indicates its inevitable fate?

#4 FastMHz

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Current, pending and reallocated sector counts. I consider a drive untrustworthy as soon as any one of these increases....and yours has racked up all three indicators. Bad sectors are generally indicative of a failing drive.

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#5 Mashud

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

Well that is certainly bad, fortunately I already backed up my data before installing windows 8 this week. So how is it that the BIOS warns me too of the disk failure? trough S.M.A.R.T.?

#6 continuum

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

Yes, through SMART.



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