hard disk (hdd) problems

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  1. Dillonsw

    Question Both internal HDD & SSD suddenly drastically slow

    I recently installed a new SSD and used Partition Wizard to move everything over from my old HDD to my new SSD. I then stopped using my HDD and everything was working completely fine. Then suddenly, after about a week or so, my SSD became super slow seemingly out of nowhere. Firstly my PC is...
  2. Dillonsw

    Question SSD & HDD both suddenly running slow

    I recently installed a new SSD (Seagate BarraCuda 2TB) and PSU (MSI MPG A1000G). I moved everything from my old HDD to my new SSD. On my SSD, I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows. At the beginning everything was running perfectly fine, but then all of a sudden after about 2 weeks or so my...
  3. Dillonsw

    Question Internal SSD/HDD suddenly running slow - Performance stuck at 100%

    I recently installed a new SSD (Seagate BarraCuda 2TB) and PSU (MSI MPG A1000G). On my SSD, I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows. At the beginning everything was running perfectly fine, but then all of a sudden after about 2 weeks or so my computer has drastically slowed down. I took at look and...
  4. InTakeYT1

    Question HDD shows up in BIOS but not in Windows ?

    I have my windows installed on my NVMe SSD and my HDD doesn't show up in Windows (disk management, device manager, etc) but does show in BIOS. To get my HDD to show in Windows I have to boot into BIOS and exit out and then my HDD shows in Windows (file explorer, etc). Normal boot up without...
  5. F

    Question Hard Drive Failure Help 2TB

    Hello, I did not expect to be posting to this forum or any forum however I have encountered some unfortunate circumstances. Recently my Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB drive got the click of death. I ordered another drive of the same model only a year newer. 2016 vs 2017. I replaced my read write head...
  6. F

    Question HDD isn't recognized until restart

    Hi, my external hdd isn't recognized on some usb ports until i restart windows and they suddenly appear on my computer. Board is VIII hero, and i think only on blue ports, when i reconnect them to red one it is recognized immideatly, but on blue port it doesn't appear, even on hd sentinel and...
  7. bruh1

    [SOLVED] Dying Hard Disk?

    For the past few days, my computer has been extremely slow. It takes several minutes to boot, random freezing in file explorer and when opening files, videos freeze randomly during playback etc. Is this a sign of dying hard disk or is their some other component at fault? Asking because I...
  8. astromech76

    Question how good is a refurbished wd blue/black/green 500gb hard drive ?

    hello my hdd is about to die and now reached 133 reallocated sectors, it already got ejected by the system and would not load a few times so it does not have long and i may not be able to get a new and higher capacity hdd at the moment, i am looking at 500gb western digital blue/black/green hdds...
  9. OttoVonKebab

    Question HDD is disconnecting and reconnecting rapidly ?

    so, this is my 3rd RMA HDD. and the same issue. it doesnt appear on device manager,even if it does, it comes and goes every 5 seconds. and all of the hdds also had a clicking issue. i used every single sata port. changed the cable, still nothing. when i changed the cable. it didnt even show up...
  10. astromech76

    Question smart bad error reallocated sectors

    so 2 days ago i was converting some vidoe files to other formats to save space and after a bit i started getting smart bad error. every time i try to start the computer and every hour or so during the time i use the pc, so i did some testing with hd tune software and it appears i have 138...
  11. Mr.Anonymous

    [SOLVED] New HDD shows a lot of bad sector but read test using hd Sentinel show no problem at all

    I just bought a new 1tb WD Blue hdd for my laptop and it works fine for a day, but suddenly on the next day the health indicator on hd sentinel drop from 100% to 9%, and it shows a lot of bad sector. But i try to run read test on HD Sentinel and it shows no problem at all, i also run disk...
  12. P

    Question Toshiba Satellite laptop "no bootable device"

    Hello, wanted to write this to seek some possible help on a toshiba satellite c45, when turning on it didnt get past the loading toshiba screen it wouod just pop up the text with "no bootable device please insert..." i tried some toggling on the bios menu by pressing f12 but wasnt able to get...
  13. A

    Question HDD disappeared when installing games

    I just got my Win10 system installed on a new SSD and my HDD was formatted. I decided to install games on the empty HDD but a strange thing happened: my HDD disappeared when installing the game. I tried to reboot my pc and the HDD is visible again , but when the game client continue the...
  14. F

    [SOLVED] Is my Hard Drive Dying???

    So I bought this SATA 1TB HDD few months back and all of a sudden it stop functioning properly today. Randomly started corrupting few of my files and I even got a S.M.A.R.T error during windows boot regarding the HDD. I even did chksdk /f which fixed some errors but corruption continued. I even...
  15. M

    Question CrystalDiskinfo Current Pending Sector Caution

    Hey there , I heard a clicking noise on my HDD 2 days ago and my screen kept freezing. I downloaded CrystalDiskinfo and HD Sentinel and I found that there were the following errors on my C: D: E: (my BOOT drive) C5 Current Pending Error 170 C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 170 CrystalDisk Info...
  16. tanjin

    [SOLVED] Internal hard drive auto disconnect and reconnect while using

    My hard drive automatically disconnects and reconnects for 3-5 seconds while using. Already applied so many methods still couldn't find the solution. My config CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G Motherboard: AsRock B450M Steel Legend Ram: 2x8GB 2400Mhz GPU: Gigabyte 1660s 6GB STORAGE 1x SSD transcend 250GB...
  17. AfkToilet

    [SOLVED] Installed a new windows onto a NVME SSD, now I cannot access my dynamic spanned hard drive.

    Hi, I recently purchased a new NVME SSD to install a fresh windows on and prior to the installation, I made the mistake of not unplugging all my other hard drives before. I have several other hard drives one being a 2TB dynamic disk with a spanned drive (I had a M drive and D drive) which...
  18. PCGamerlol

    [SOLVED] HDD stops working for some reason

    Hello, So my HDD was acting very strange the red light was on and in task manager it was showing 100% usage but with 0/kbps read and write in between it jumps to 25mbps read and 15kbps write i restarted the pc to see if it gets fixed, but the pc refused to start and was stuck on the windows...
  19. [SOLVED] Is my notebook going to die soon?

    It's an ASUS N750JK (i7 4700HQ CPU, 16 GB RAM, graphic cards HD 4600 + GeForce GTX850M, Windows 10 on a 840EVO 250GB SSD). It always had some problems -the original motherboard had to be replaced by ASUS when it was in guarantee- but recently it had some more issues that I described in a couple...
  20. CrashTester

    [SOLVED] How to answer a thread closed from discussion?

    I came to Toms looking for an answer, unlike the past I did not find an answer to my problem which was why bios could see my hard drive and windows couldn't. The thread is here. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/hdd-shows-up-in-bios-but-not-in-device-manager.1524311/#post-11134623 I...
  21. N

    Question Hard disk usage jumping to 100% every few seconds ?

    My laptop's disk usage is jumping to 100% after every few seconds. There are now such processes running in the background or foreground which could consume disk. But still its happening . The problem is reached to the extent that my laptop is freezing every time usage reaches 100% . There are...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] Data recovery from slow HDD

    Hello! Several years ago my laptop's HDD started dying and I had it replaced. It's a Toshiba 1 TB 2.5 HDD from Toshiba laptop. According to HDD Sentinel it's at 9% life with 2848 bad and 13528 weak sectors.It's almost empty but I have previously scanned it with EaseUS Data Recovery and...
  23. N

    [SOLVED] Disk corrupted error (0x8900001D). What does that mean?

    I am facing a lot of lags on my system, of course in games, but outside it as well. It basically freezes anytime it feels like it but mostly when I click on anything. So I got the CrystalDiskInfo software installed and that showed yellow dots on "Reallocated Sector count" and "Current Pending...
  24. Skydaz

    Question Local Disk Keep disconnect and reconnect sometimes while producing a Buzz sound.

    Specs ; Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 Ryzen 5 2600 Zotac Rtx 2060 16GB XPG ram B450m asrock steel legend 120GB SSD Gigabyte GP-GSTFS31120GNTD Health 97% 1 TB HDD Seagate ST1000NM0033-9ZM173 Health 100% source hddsentinel* Hi, so my weird problem is, when ever im using my PC {not idle} ...
  25. AlexIsHere

    [SOLVED] Hard disk sounds like when I turn the PC Off and On Randomly

    Hello! I am having little issues with my Hard Disk, Not like it's a problem, but it is a bit frustrating. So my Hard disk sounds like when I turn off and back on my PC. Indeed, this occurs randomly and I am not sure why is this happening. As far as I know, I've been using another cable from it...
  26. Question Win10 freezes after login, problem related to second HDD ?

    Hi, I have an ASUS k72f laptop, which has 2 hdd SATA interfaces, so few years ago I changed the main hdd to an SSD, and more "recently" I added a second, mechanical HDD. So from time to time, I start the computer, and few seconds after windows login, the computer just freezes. image freezes...
  27. Lorenzo-Piazza

    Question System doesn't boot after adding an internal hard drive

    Hi, I just found an old computer that I no longer used and I wanted to put it back together to use it as a server. I, therefore, needed to disable the 'halt on' option from the bios to be able to boot without having attached any external device, like screen and keyboard. I also had the operating...
  28. V4ltamah

    [SOLVED] HDD Clicking

    One if my drives started clicking yesterday. I thought it was almost dead(i can copy data from it) and I got a new drive and a cloning dock by Orico. When I plugged in my drive into the dock it stopped clicking. Can you help me troubleshoot? Thank you in advance!
  29. B

    Question 4TB WD hard disk activity light always on, partitions visible but cannot mount, no matter the OS or port (USB/SATA) ?

    Hi, been using computers for over 20 years, first time this happens to me and I'm at a loss here, so I hope somebody has new ideas for me to try :-/ 4TB Western Digital Blue hard disk (SATA) only 15 months old. Last year, I upgraded from a 3TB WD Blue (approx. 4 years old, never had an issue...
  30. shashankv

    Question Seagate External HDD Unreadable

    I cannot able to access the files , maybe the file system is corrupted , how to repair that, the pictures are the errors i got.
  31. 00Andrew00

    Question Is my hard disk failing

    I used crystal disk info for the first time and it said that the health status is: Caution and that there were 40 current pending sector count and 40 uncorrectable sector count Then I checked Hard disk sentinel and it showed me that they are 32 and not 40. So I rechecked crystal and the number...
  32. I

    [SOLVED] Replacing Hard Drive Head (Only to Recover Data (One Time Run))

    Hello! I have an Internal HDD "Samsung Model: HD161GJ 160GB" with Serial: SATA & manufactured in 01/2011, suddenly stopped working as no boot device & not shown up in BIOS. It gives a sound like click, So I searched on internet about this concern, it shows that this type of problem related to...
  33. rvvxdd

    Question Pc restarts when running hard drive benchmark.

    Hello, I recently built a new pc but it has been randomly restarting. No error codes or blue screen of deaths, it just restarts. After running some tests, my pc reboots when it idles for a while or when I run Defraggler's hard drive benchmark tool. I checked all of my PC's connections and cables...
  34. Aria Pramesvara

    [SOLVED] My Hard drive can only recieve files, it can't send files to another storage

    I had a problem with an incredibly slow boot up, and i tried reinstalling my windows. So before reinstalling, i planned to backup my data, i tried copying my files to another hdd, but it was too slow (about 300kb/s). And to make sure i tried copying files from another hdd to my hdd, it went...
  35. G

    [SOLVED] Memory Management BSOD and sometimes PC wont start

    I've had this computer for quite some time, and there were no issues with it at all, however while I was playing a video game called War Thunder, my PC suddenly froze and crashed, when it restarted by itself it wouldn't go into Windows, so I reinstalled windows ( I formatted all the Hard Drives...
  36. N

    [SOLVED] Trying to recover data from a 12 yr old hard disk

    Hi, I have a very old hard disk (around 12 yrs old now) that I got from our laptop that was last used maybe 8 yrs ago. I have plugged it into my current laptop using a usb adapter but the problem is it doesn't show up on explorer nor on disk management. It does however show up on device...
  37. B

    [SOLVED] Failed external drive blocking recovery programs from opening (on Win 7)

    Hello all, I've got a external usb drive which failed or got corrupted some time ago. I've been trying to figure out how to recover data from it in vain for months now and it's been a real headache. You see, the problem is that I CAN access it with recovery programs like Recuva, EaseUS etc...
  38. Gesmer2003

    [SOLVED] Pc without hard disk

    So i bought a pc without a hard disk but i read somewhere that even without a hard disk it should still turn on. And it does turn on but only for a second then afterwards it turns off after like 10 seconds. Now is this normal and as soon as i put a hard disk in it should it work? If anybody...
  39. A

    [SOLVED] PC is freezing/lagging and hard disk problems

    So, the problem I keep getting a freeze for 2-5 secs on windows 10 everything opens so slow and sometimes the freeze getting so long like 1 min and after it, the "blue screen of death" shows, it says UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION. I have also another OS installed in another Partition which is...
  40. S

    [SOLVED] My Internal HDD keeps disconnecting and reconnecting after a few seconds.

    My internal Hard Disk Drive disconnects at times, and reconnects after a few seconds. I don't know why this is happening. HDD's health is still at 100%. I'm using a SSD for my OS boot and the HDD is for my files, games and other applications. I'm stuck and can't find solutions to this problem...