hard disk (hdd) problems

Forum discussion tagged with hard disk (hdd) problems.
  1. R

    Question Files are copied slowly, while folders are copied at normal speed from external HDD ?

    I've got a Western Digital 1.5 TB USB 3.0 External HDD (WDBU6Y0015BBK-WESN) and I'd no problems with performance whatsoever until last week, when read speeds started to slow down for files that were copied dropping to about 8-9 MB/s (~ USB 2.0 speed), but copying folders gives me ~ 100 MB/s (the...
  2. AfkToilet

    Question 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...
  3. PCGamerlol

    Question 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...
  4. Question 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...
  5. CrashTester

    Question 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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} ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. A

    [SOLVED] Sound From HDD

    Hi, I hear some strange sound while I use my external HDD Is the condition of the external HDD good or not good? The sound of a external HDD while doing nothing, The HDD is running and goes to sleep/off at the end The sound of a external HDD while copying files The fan like noise is not the...
  27. M

    [SOLVED] bad sector!

    how bad is this and can be fixed? https://pasteboard.co/J6ZZlwg.jpg
  28. [SOLVED] HDD health critical only on one PC

    Hi, I have a Toshiba HDWD120 2TB HDD, using hdd sentinel to monitor health, on my media pc the health dropped and I got a warning it will fail. I bought a new one and started to copy the data from my "failing" hdd to my new one using my main PC. I was suprised to see the health now as at 100%...
  29. D

    [SOLVED] Pc not running properly !

    Hi ! , i have two hard drives in my home, one i stock in it all my designs and work and the other for urgency cases .So one day my main hard drives start to turn off in the middle of working but is on in the screen because of other components memory like RAM were working instead to show me the...
  30. C

    Question Seagate Hard Disk Problem: Sudden disappears and re-appear after some time

    Hello all, In recent days I'm witnessing a strange problem in PC. The Hard disk drive (SATA) 1 TB suddenly gets undetected and system freezes, not even BIOS shows it. However, on keeping the system off for about 1 Hr to 2 hrs and booting again the Hard disk gets detected and works as normal...
  31. clumsyninja4life2

    Question Pasting data into my second HDD makes it's active time 100% and write speeds tank

    I recently swapped my laptop's hard disk for an SSD and replaced the laptop's optical drive with the old Hard drive. After moving it, whenever I try to write into my old HDD, Windows always pesters me for rights (the old drive still had windows on it) and copying or deleting from and writing to...
  32. Zaylaa

    [SOLVED] C: Drive keeps filling up for no reason

    Hello, i have a C drive partition on my HDD which i set to 100Gb capacity, i recently did a reset windows 10 but keep my files, but for some reason, it keeps filling up till my C: drive is full! Before, i have my C: drive free and empty, but now it only has 15Mb left and i dont know whats going...
  33. [SOLVED] Two system drives while creating System Image

    I am replacing my old HDD as it's crashing a lot and so deciding to buy a SSD but when I'm trying to create a system image, the program is showing two system drives. Actually, I have two hard disks in my pc. I even tried to unplug the other hard disk(which is not crashing) and the OS still boots...
  34. V

    [SOLVED] Removing all files from second hard disk

    Hello peeps, I have 2 hard disks which one of them is from my old PC which has Windows 7 on it and I'm not using it anymore. Other one is the one I'm using on my PC. So the problem is, I'm running out of space on my main PC but I don't want to install new system. When I plug in both hard disks...
  35. celikeray61

    Question I cant install Windows XP on my new harddrive

    STORY: So I have a very old dead computer sitting in the corner of my room and I decided to revive it. The computer was fine but when I try to boot up the pc It was loading up bios and after that It was giving this error "Insert bootable drive.." etc. . Then I find out that the harddrive was...
  36. Deanosaurus

    [SOLVED] Just ran my pc through user benchmark with worrying results.

    Hi guys, i've just ran my computer through userbenchmark and the results are worrying me, its saying my gpu is performing below expectations and also my hard drives, bear in mind though my hard drives are nearly full so not sure if this makes a difference. I checked the status of my hd's with...
  37. L

    Question PC stuck on motherboard Logo screen

    Recently I had bought a SSD. I installed the SSD and formatted the old C drive(500Gb HDD). And also deleted that C drive partition. After that when I rebooted my pc it got stucked in the motherboard logo screen I can't even get into the bios setting. Please give me a solution to this problem.
  38. NewMemberLooking4Help

    [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage during startup/opening new programs

    Hello since quite a time im experiencing a huge performance loss on my MSI GE 62 Apache 6QF gaming Laptop running a 1TB HDD. I was searching in the web for some solutions what till now didn't help at all. Windows 10 allowed me to see the cause of the sluggish behavior, as task manager reports...
  39. GauravRawat

    Question Hard disk not detecting

    I have an extra hard disk (not external), whenever I connect to the computer it doesn't detect it in device manager and partition manager in windows. I always have to run windows memory diagnostics to run that disk and that takes a long time. Does anyone has fix for that??
  40. A

    Question Is it possible for my Hard Disk Health 83% Performance 100% to cause fps drop in league of legends?

    Whenever i play League of Legends i have 100-130 FPS in game and sometimes in drops fps between 10-30seconds in every game. I'm planning to buy a new hard disk.