Problem with my HDD

By ravikrishna.ism
Apr 23, 2009
  1. i'm using windows XP sp2. my computer will work properly for few weeks after installation of fresh copy of windows. but suddenly my hard disk starts making some sound like something is obstructing the rotation of the disk inside. then suddenly system hangs and bule screen error appears or system will restart.

    after restart the problem grows bigger. windows will take decade to load and system will become very very slow and using computer is like a hell. even copying files takes upto 90% of cpu.

    i got this problem several times and some time i installed fresh copy of windows again. now the process repeats. it will work fine for some time and hdd makes sound and so on.

    plz help me... is there is any problem with my HDD?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Probably. Get the Seagate tool linked in this thread: and run that. Seems odd reinstalling Windows 'fixes' the problem, but it may be because the part of the disk that is damaged doesn't get written to until you've used Windows for a while (but that is just a guess).
  3. tkr3alm3r

    tkr3alm3r TS Rookie Posts: 29

    take out the hard drive, hold and slightly/quickly spin of the wrist
    if u can hear either the pin or platters spin........
    HDD death
    back up ur data and replace hard drive
  4. ravikrishna.ism

    ravikrishna.ism TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you for your reply
    i'll run the tool and i'll let you know the result
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