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    Question Failing HDD?

    Hi everyone, After my PC started lagging in one small folder, I decided it was time to check the disk. Some HDD utility told me there are 8 unstable sectors. Overall health looks fine, only 0.2% of the disk being "bad". I ran chkdsk once (from the properties tab) and it found no errors...
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    Question SppedFan's in-depth online analysis feature isn't working

    This has been happening for several months. Whenever I select a HDD and click on the in-depth online analysis button, nothing happens. I can't seem to find anyone else who has this issue. Any assistance would be appreciated. Windows 10 Pro 1903 x64 SpeedFan 4.52 (attempted as is, as...
  3. K

    Question Formatting NAS HDD

    Hi, I have 2 NAS HDD`s that I ran on a buffalo linkstation in raid 1 that I retired as it started producing errors. However, I am unable to reformat the drive as it is not recognised in windows or linux. In both of the OS, the disk simply does not show up when plugged in via an external adapter...
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    Question Disk space being massively under-utilized. How can I use this space?

    I have a 2TB hard drive on my computer, but my C: drive only accounts for about 200GB of this. Meanwhile there is another D: drive that seems to be virtually empty with about 1.8TB allocated to it. My computer was set up this way since I bought it, but my C: drive is filling up and I want to...
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    [SOLVED] Sata Ports in the motherboard

    So my motherboard is msi h61m p20 g3 and it has 4 sata ports its written near everyone like (SATA1 , SATA2 ,SATA3, SATA4 ) so i was thinking of getting a gtx 1050ti in there but i was too afraid the sata 1 and 2 which had my ssd and dvd thing plugged would get blocked by the gpu , so i plugged...
  6. nimonster

    Question Overvolted an HDD and now it's unallocated

    I accidentally supplied 48v to a 12v external HDD. Heard a spark and smelled burning. Took it out of the plastic and plugged it directly to SATA. Disk management shows one partition as RAW and the other as unallocated now.
  7. JustKevin

    Question How to Sell A Laptop With A Broken BIOS?

    I have a HP Notebook - 14-am125tx. One day I was updating the BIOS after the Laptop was fixed, the chip got reballed. Because I accidentally use a wrong type of alcohol to change the thermal paste. Anyway, back to the BIOS. After I updated the Laptop BIOS through the HP Assistant. Suddenly the...
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    Question Hard disk reader scratching the disk!

    Hi. My external hard drive wasn't working, so I looked online and followed a very suspicious tutorial, openned it and the disk had some marks, like if the reader head was "scratching" the surface. I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol 99,8% pure, closed it and tried again, but the sound was still...
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    [SOLVED] WINDOWS Install

    I have a friends MSI Laptop that I fixed the other day. It had a corrupt Windows 10 when it came in from Amazon. I wiped the hard drive entirely and installed a completely new windows on the HDD(not the SSD). This laptop has a 15 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB hard drive. The computer was slower than...
  10. kartiksingh957

    Question Does this mean my internal hard drive is corrupt ?

    As I switched on my PC I got message to insert a boot drive so I knew something's wrong with windows After running system check it said boot bcd error 0xc0000098 so I tried reinstalling windows but got to know that I cant select drive because I have 0mb space I went to bios and checked, the...
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    Question A Question about my old hard drive

    Hello, there So earlier i had few problems in games which is caused by my hard disk while i'm playing battle royal games specifically the game start to fps drop from 100 to 3 - 4 for just a sec or something that's really annoying. So while playing battle royal games i opened task manager and i...
  12. [SOLVED] Hard disk Holding the entire system back

    Recently i got some upgrades to my system (B250+G4400-->A320+R5 2600) . But now I feel like everything is slowing down. I suspect this could be a Hard drive issue because every time it slowing and freezing, HDD usage is at 100% and other components seems to have normal behavior. Some games...
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    Question Quick, I need help: My HDD with the MBR just died.

    My HDD which has the MBR just died. This windows I am using works fine for now because its in different HDD. But I am worried it might not boot the next time I boot. Is there something I can do here now? Please help.
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    Question Organizing and compiling my file structure.

    Hi, this isn't a critical issue of mine, but I would just like some advice on how you would approach my "issue". Simply put - I want to, effectively, create a file structure that is appropriate for my needs - video editing. Previously, I placed multiple folders on my Desktop, which was located...
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    Question I pressed on load default setting in my bios and now my pc won’t run

    I pressed on load default setting in my bios and now my pc won’t boot normally and it says “Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in selected device and press a key” but when I go to my boot priority it doesn’t say the names of my devices but only [Hard disk] [CD&DVD]...
  16. Saminda86

    Question Hard disk S.m.a.r.t error

    "Hard Disk Test" Failed "Hard Disk 1Quick" (303) "Hard Disk 1Full" (305) "Hard Disk 1SMART" (301) System Diagnostics F1 System Information F2 Start-up Test F3 Run-in Test F4 Hard Disk Test F11 Eroor Log ESC Exit for more information,please visit :www.hp.com\go\techcenter\startup What this...
  17. omenrip

    Question Two WD Black 4TB HDs in RAID 0 or Intel Optane?

    Hi, I have 2 new Western Digital Black 4TB HDs that I’m going to use strictly for playing games (Steam, etc.). My plan is to install a 32GB Intel Optane module that I happen to have lying around into my Z390 Aorus Master motherboard. The Optane would be used to speed up the access of the WD...
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    [SOLVED] Sata power switch power supply

    I bought sata power switch to make it easier for me to do back up without plug in and out the back up hard drive. They all come with 2 slots to connect to power supply. My question is do I need to plug in both to power supply? From pictures others shared they connect both but some models come...
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    [SOLVED] Do VMs benefit alot from SSDs?

    Hello! So, I made a few VMs, one Windows 7, One Ubuntu 18.10, and the other, Windows 8.1. All of them boot up fine. But they have slow performance. I'm not sure why (I don't run them at the same time) I give each of them 4 Gb of RAM, 2 Cores and around 100 mb of video memory. I just can't...
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    Question Is this a PSU or Hard disk problem?

    I am not sure if it is a hard disk issue or PSU? I have to do multiple restarts to start my desktop daily? When I look closely, I see the hard disk led is not flickering post bios screen. After couple of restarts, it eventually starts the Windows 10 and now I see the LED's flickering...
  21. Question My MSI laptop doesn't show the hard drive !!

    hello i have laptope msi gp72 7re and i have two physicals hard disk one it SSD i put system another one one tb its D drive suddenly the d drive disappear today i checked in devise manger only show C drive i checked also the BIOS after restart the laptop i Click the information manager...
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    [SOLVED] Hard Drive shrunk to 350 MB instead of 180 GB Please help

    Hello, I have an Acer laptop that has 4 hard drives having about 150-180 GB. Here, is my Speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/rBH5QxQCNh0SEdT76k862ea But the last drive (G:) has been shrunk to 350 MB recently after I installed Windows 7 in it. You can see the picture below...
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    Question Hard disk not initialized

    My windows is installed on an 128GB SSD...I have 2 Hard Disks, one is 1TB and the other one is 250GB...Randomly one of these Hard Disks are not showing up.... After restarting it shows up again...and it happens often... So please can someone tell what's the problem?
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    Question Hard disk life expectancy

    Every article I read says that the average life expectancy of a hard drive is 3-5 years but I've had mine for 14 years with no problems. Is my hard drive about to die any day now ?
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    [SOLVED] want to upgrade to a ssd how do i transfer the oem key?

    so i want to upgrade my laptop from a hard disk to a ssd and want to know if my device will still be activated if i somehow install windows 10 in the ssd and format the hard disk or will i have to take any additional steps? if so what are those?
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    Question WD damage diagnose - partially seen by Disc Manager - Fail Smart test

    This is what I get from Disck Chekup : https://textuploader.com/151w4 WD Disc Manager is able to identify the serial number aswell and the total capacity but Fail SMART test. Directory is not visible atall in Windows Explorer. The case: a WD Mybook 8Tb accidentally dropped on hard floor from...
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    Question Is Samsung EVO SSD Compatible with my motherboard?

    will Samsung 860 EVO SSD 1TB work with my Asus P8B75-M/CSM Mother Board? (Windows 10 pro) If so anything special I must do before I clone my 500 gig ide? or can I just put it in as a slave drive and clone it then swap it with my c drive? Thanks
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    Question m2 SSD laptop - When is bad blocks bad?

    Hi, Yesterday I was downloading a program and doing easy tasks such as browsing chrome etc. And suddenly my computer froze and I was unable to do anything. I restarted the computer since I was unable to perform any task as it was stuck. It would go straight to BIOS where my m2 SSD wouldn't...
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    Intel Core Processors

    What's up everybody? I just wanted to know... What is the best Intel Core i7 Processor that won't destroy my wallet? I went to the Intel website and got a lot of good content. Lemme know which is best for an ASUS or HP laptop for less than $700! Anything helps! Here's the processors...