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Hardisk disk check result

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Hello

My laptop shuts down without any message & some times it just get freezed. I updated my windows VISTA through windows update. Now the error message shown during boot up is failed to load winload file- Repair the windows. I took out the harddrive & connected to my brother's laptop. I ran disk check & following results are shown. It found 1 bad cluster. Do i need to change my hardisk?

Diskcheck results are attached.

Please help!!!!

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What is a S.M.A.R.T diagnostic saying about the drive? Check the Hard disk manufacturers' site or use UBCD for hdd diagnostic tools. The tools may not work so well if the hard drive is in a usb enclosure,so you may have to put the hard drive back into the orginal laptop and run the bootable cd/usb tools.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

If it comes back clean, the OS(Vista) is corrupted. You will need to look into repairing it or just reinstalling it(sometimes best option). It it gives you a specific error message during loading, do some research on with Google.

If SMART fails, then it would be time for a new drive. You may also want to consider a SSD. SSD VS Hard disk(HDD) guide.

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An easy way to check the SMART status from Win is using the freeware Crystal Disk Info. And if you have to reinstall anyway you might want to consider an up grade to Win 8.1 - it even makes better use of older hardware. With a laptop getting proper drivers may not be easy, though.

MrS

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