HDD problems

By Doctor_hv
May 16, 2008
  1. I had a problem with my Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB disk, Vista would not boot up and I managed to install it again, but both partitions were gone...
    I found this thread with HDD programs and I downloaded one from Seagate site for DOS check up...
    It found 65 errors during first 3% of scan and at the end, it repaired them... Then I ran the first 3% again and it didn't find any errors...
    So, I want to ask is the solution to the problem, I mean, should I expect it to happen again...since I lost some important things today...
    I bought the disk some 20 days ago...so I still have the warranty
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The Drive Diagnostic Test came up with faults?
    I say return under warranty. (probably has bad spots on the drive)
  3. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Well, I'll give it one more chance, since it showed that it has repaired all the errors, and now I got 3526 HDD points in PC Mark Vantage, I'll see if it will crash or make problems again...
    I used this one
    Seagate "Seatools"
    Works with Seagate drives only

    Is there any other that could show me the physical state of the disk?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes but Seagate for Seagate drives is the best.
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