Is my HDD going out?

By blaircroft
Feb 24, 2011
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  1. Ive had my hdd for about a year now and never had these kinds of problems until now. Twice my computer has undergone a serious crash while installing two different games. Each time my computer locked up when I restarted, Win7 runs very slow Windows explorer isnt responding for 10 minutes or not at all. The first time I used system restore which didnt help this made me think my hdd was corrupt I reformated, all is well until I installed another game which ive had for years this time system restore seems to work but couldnt this mean there is something wrong with my hdd?
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    What is the Hard disk type?
    How long have you used it for?
    Did the system warn you using S.M.A.R.T system?
    Please answer that and we will get a basis of what you problem could be.
    Thank you
  3. blaircroft

    blaircroft TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a Western Digital 1.5TB hdd. Ive used it for a little over a year. No mention of S.M.A.R.T system. I did some searching and i tried a program called CrystalDiskInfo it says my hdd is good but i dont know how accurate this program is. Thanks for the reply
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Try SeaTools.

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