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HDD Corrupting Files as Computer is Powered On

By Taycat
Sep 8, 2015
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  1. I don't know much about the computer, since it is my sister's computer, but I can at least give you guys the basics. By the way, younger sister says there's no use in posting here, but I'm doing it anyway.

    So, my sister has a seagate HDD. Recently, a month or so ago, she started having problems with blue screens. The computer would be fine after for a few days, or even hours, until it happened again. It eventually devolved to where it'd ALWAYS want to perform a check disc. We allow it to do so, but a LOT of files would come up as corrupt. And even after that, the computer would still not work.

    We've done almost everything. We've done seatools multiple times, we've checked the RAM, and we even wiped the HDD to see if it were some kind of virus buried deep within the HDD.

    The last thing we're trying is using a spare power unit that has more wattage than the one she currently has. If that doesn't work, I'll post about the results here.

    But I would like instructions on what you guys need in case it doesn't work.
     
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    You did say you've "done seatools multiple times"
    Not sure what that means to you and not trying to be "smart" here,
    but do you know about S.M.A.R.T.?
    What does it say about drive health?
    From what you say so far, I would suspect the drive is on its way out.
    Also...
    Wiping the drive may but does not necessarily get rid of malware.
    at least if it resides in the system partition / boot sector.
     

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