Suspected hard drive failure.

  archie330 19:39 26 Dec 2007
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I have 2 hard drives in my pc with usual configuration. One for the OS and programs and the second larger drive for data.
I am losing files from the second data drive.
The event viewer is showing error entry after error entry. The vast majority of which are Error 7.
I suspect my hard drive is dying am I correct in this assumption? If so any tips how to proceed, apart from the obvious one of installing a new drive.

  MCE2K5 19:46 26 Dec 2007

Like this, click here.

Drive is Kn****red.

Replace it, I Did, If inside 3 year warrenty.

  Pamy 19:47 26 Dec 2007

Go to the drive makers site and download their Diagnostic software (will fit on a floppy)

  skidzy 19:54 26 Dec 2007

Follow the above advice and consider running chkdsk click here and your error code and tips click here

  archie330 20:55 26 Dec 2007

You guys are great.Following the chkdsk link suggested by Skidsy I have managed to retrieve all my lost files(Whoopeedo).I have now stored them in a safe place, but I will still have to replace the failing drive won't I?

  Pamy 21:00 26 Dec 2007

Go to the drive makers site and download their Diagnostic software (will fit on a floppy)

  archie330 22:42 26 Dec 2007

Pamy, I did as you suggested, went to the makers site (Seagate), downloaded their free diagnostic tool and ran it on the affected drive. It found only 2 errors and cured them, so now I do not have to buy a new drive , and I got all my missing files back.
So, once again thank you very much.

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