Laptop windows 7 start up fail

  Aristocatman 19:44 20 Jun 2013

My Samsung RVS10 running Windows 7 Home premium suddenly went slow the failed to restart. I used Samsungs installed repair but it reported disc sector problem & recommended a new hard drive. In the end I did a full recovery as most info was backed up on my NAS unit. It is working OK but would you recommend fitting a new drive as this may be the start of disk failure?

  Devil Fish 23:24 20 Jun 2013

click start / Right click my computer / right click C drive / click properties / select tools tab /then error checking / if check shows a lot of bad clusters then yes prepare your self for installing new hard drive / if only a few it will try to repair them but as always make sure important data is backed up at regular intervals

  onthelimit1 08:14 21 Jun 2013

If there's any doubt, get a new hard drive while the existing one is still working - very quick and easy to clone the one to the other using Seagate or WD free clone tools (slimmed down version of Acronis). As it's a laptop, you'd need an external caddy to connect the new drive, but they're cheap enough.

  Aristocatman 09:34 23 Jun 2013

Thank you for replies, I will replace the drive would it be Ok to replace the 360GB drive with a 500Gb drive as the cost difference is small?

  Aristocatman 21:51 26 Jun 2013

New disc & caddy bought- good old Ebay all in an up & running I replaced the Toshiba 360GB with a Western Digital 650GB drive for a bit of extra capacity. Thanks to all for suggestions.

  chandrra 14:13 27 Jun 2013

nice discussion, I came to know many points regarding the problem mentioned. I appreciate the reply given by devil fish like a flow chart to correct the problem. happy that you got solved it, any how you try to avail the customer care services provided by manufacturers in future. I hope taking manufacturers services is good at any time. Any how if you are interested to know about the details of customer care services of different companies, you can get them by visiting this useful website it is provided here to help all the viewers so that they may clear their problems freely by calling on toll free numbers

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