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Q: Hard Disk After Click of Death

I have a Western Death Disk Hard After Click of Digital Gig Drive which experienced the Click Of Death Hard Disk After Click of Death while accessing the drive It took out the last gig of the drive The first half on Check Disk works perfectly But when check disk attempted to go through the section where the COD hit it jammed the program and stopped saying it wasn t able to repair the area The drive was used for music storage in an automation system I partitioned the damaged area off so it cannot be used or accessed When the drive was connected to the last system I had it in the system s SMART said to quot back up all data that failure was eminent quot After partitioning off the ripped up area of the platters is it possible to use this drive as a slave only I may be coming off sounding like a mad scientist with this thought But if it s possible at all to continue using this drive I d love to use it for storage only No OS and keep the partitioned area marked off so it s no longer accessed what so ever I m I barking up the wrong tree with this thing or is it still able to work All data which was on it before the damaged area was saved easily The good section still works and saves data without issue Just curious about this If it works I ll use it if not I ll replace it and use it for a paperweight nbsp

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A: Hard Disk After Click of Death

Ray G said:





I partitioned the damaged area off so it cannot be used or accessed. When the drive was connected to the last system I had it in, the system's SMART said to "back up all data that failure was eminent".Click to expand...

My experience with drives has been exactly as the Smart warning. Once the drive starts to fail, it will not stop deteriorating. I would say the drive is history and should not be trusted further, not even as a slave.

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I recently ran into the windows 10 ntoskrnl.exe problem where it uses 100% of my disk for an extended period of time. Now I am getting the click of somewhat death. The hard drive is still readable but the clicking only started after the exe was using all my disk. Could the extended 100% usage be what has caused it to start clicking?
 

A:Can high disk usage cause the click of death?

Most disk drives are mechanical and lots of usage will wear the drive out quicker
so it may have contributed
how old is the drive ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-high-disk-usage-cause-the-click-of-death.1162955/
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I recently had a hard drive begin to develop a click of death effect The drive would be doing something media intensive like oh say playing world of warcraft well I was playing wow the hard drive was just storing and reading it for me but still the drive would siddenly click a slight louder then normal and the entire computer would freeze for Drive Death Hard of Click anywhere from seconds to minutes then continue like there was no problem Just before the drive crapped out I removed it installed a brand new drive on a brand new ribbon cable plugged into a different power connector in PC as a few posts floating around on the Hard Drive Click of Death net claim it can be a dodgy power connection and installed a new copy of winblows and world of warcraft what would you know It starts doing the exact same thing The drive is NOT overheating it s a new drive it cannot be a driver issue asI have installed the freshest drivers on the new install It cannot be the ribbon cable as I am now using the one that came with the new drive The only thing I can think of that I have yet to try is using a n external controller card like a promise card to rule out the motherboard IDE controller but assuming that this turns out to not be the problem can anyone recoomend anything Here s my specs OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version Service Pack Build Processor x Family Model Stepping AuthenticAMD Mhz BIOS Version Date Award Software Inc ASUS A V X-X ACPI BIOS Revision SMBIOS Version Hardware Abstraction Layer Version quot Hard Drive Click of Death xpsp sp rtm - quot Total Physical Memory MB Available Physical Memory GB Total Virtual Memory GB Available Virtual Hard Drive Click of Death Memory GB Page File Space GB DVD Rom LG DVD-ROM GSA-H L Sound Card Creative X-Fi Audio Processor WDM Video Card MSI MS-StarForce GeForce FX LE NVIDIA GeForce FX LE Hard Drive Western Digital rpm GB MB Cache WDC WD JB- REA nbsp

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Hi Guys

My hard disk was fell down very light from the table . it was ready to use it as external hard .but the falling was very short hight like 30cm and light on the carpete.then when i did try it .it came click noise and the computer showed error. then i did open the cover of the hard and i did open the other hard the same type to see is somthing lose and compare maybe silly then other hard also got the same click noise , in fact i lost both of them .
IS THERE ANYWAY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OR JUST I LOST BOTH HARDS?

please inform me .

thx
 

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I have recently having a problem during right click on all hard drives of my computer.
The menu appearing during the right click has by default an item captioned
CMD SHELL:\>

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So I can not access the hard drive by double-clicking. The only way is to choose the Open or Explore.

Has this anything to do with any virus or thread?
Please give me an answer
 

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Wht's is the solution to repair partition on HDD.
 

A:Hard disk partition (d: drive) not open when double click on it

Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc

Check the drive from there
 

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hi peeps..i have a big problem and need advice
My Hard drive has "click of death" and my wife is ready to breath fire at me..
its got all my docs,files,memory's and such of kids,wedding,music,and my dam game saves....
I went to seagate for a quote and did the online quote thing..not much info is giving and they want around £600 to try and recover data...is there any where else that does data recovery thats safe and wont wipe the drive...im from uk and when i google it..pages and pages come up..but dont no who or where to trust..
Forgive the grammer,spelling and all that..and yes i no the old phrase..backup,backup and back up..
cheers peeps

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A:Double click on hard disk drives not working [hijackthis.log posted]

still no reply???...plzz help....wats d soln???....

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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At first I thought that this was a virus but after 3 scans with SpyBot I am still clean. Any ideas? It's not critical but I do find it odd.

A:[SOLVED] Baffled again, double-click does not open hard drives but right click will

What happens when you double click? Nothing, or Search opens, or a command prompt, or something else?

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It showed up on the data recovery programs but when I clicked on it, the options like scanning,etc would not be available. Is there anything I can do?
 

A:HELP! CLICK OF DEATH?? What do I do?

Not much. Tha data is probably lost. Opening a drive is not easy and requires a clean-room. Some parts are almost microscopic. Date recovery can cost in the 1000's.

There is a reason we stress backups.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-click-of-death-what-do-i-do.952633/
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A:My 3rd click of death

I think your hard drive is giving you fair warning it is about to fail. If you haven't backed up any data that you don't want to lose, do so as soon as possible and replace the hard drive.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-3rd-click-of-death.155685/
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A:Seagate and the click of death

Hello FaberTech,

I had the same problem with an external seagate expansion drive.
Was driving me mad and a common problem with those drives.
I took out the drive from the enclosure, installed it in my pc. Updated the firmware from CC35 to CC49 took it out the pc and back in the enclosure thinking it would make no difference.
That was 18 months ago and it hasn't clicked once! :-)

Is there any updated firmware for your drive?

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A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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A:Red screen of death, slow computer, right click erros, possibly dll?

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A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

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What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

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A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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A:Blue screen of death when I try to click skype links or when I try to type URLs

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How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.

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A:Hard disk is failing, how to change to a new hard disk?

If you don`t have a complete backup image, then there`s nothing you can do about it. You`re gonna have to re install windows.

Get your data off before the drive dies.

Your new drive does not have to be the same size and model, you can get whatever you want.

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A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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A:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
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Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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A:Couldn't reset hard disk system, save to disk feature is disabled

I'd bet the harddrive has a loose connection or completely failed. If you don't know how to take it apart and check it take it to an expert.
 

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A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

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A:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

This link may help and give information.
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Scan with your antivirus
Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/284385-hard-disk-constantly-running-writing-disk-space-disappearing.html
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Code:
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Changed my partition to active and re-booted, gave me this: "BOOTMGR missing"

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If you would provide the make and modle of the machine to be upgraded, I will try to assist. It could be as easy as configuring a BIOS setting.

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A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
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A:Solved: Lost Hard Disk Space After Disk Defragment

KK..im sry guys....i was just doing sum "reasearch"..and found out how to fix it....it turns out i had to resize the maximun ammount or shadow copy space..or sumthing like that....i had to do it in the cmd prompt...so ya...

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Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan


I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?


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I've seen a price of $69.99 for Windows 8 Professional, which I think is for a disc.

I'd find out what that $14.99 price is good for. It may be for an ISO download, in which case you could burn the ISO to a disc.

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Please find the screenshot of disk management

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A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

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-Alex
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hard-disk-not-detected-in-my-computer-and-in-disk-management.185432/
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Can you post a screenshot?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489483/hard-disk-failure-error-yet-disk-is-healthy/
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Hi Paolo. Welcome to TSF.
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Have you tried to run the recovery disks again? They should automatically put a partition on the hard drive.

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Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

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You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-can-not-boot-both-from-hard-disk-and-start-up-disk.108273/
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Should we know what "FS" is?

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Best to stop it starting up with XP. Go Start>Run and type in msconfig. Click on the Startup tab and scroll down to the entry for qttask.exe and then untick it. Click Apply and OK and the system will restart. When it comes back, tick the "don't show this message again" box and hit OK. You won't be deleting QuickTime and can still start it when needed.
 

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Try to connect HDD to other PC as external one. Maybe you will be able to rescue some data. Other way you can try to check HDD using sector repair tool. One of them is HDD regenerator.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-reinstalling-xp-onto-new-hard-disk-when-os-disk-is-no-longer-available.500476/
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Moved to Windows. This is not a business applications issue. Good luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/disk-boot-failure-and-the-missing-hard-disk.284950/
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I was thinking a rogue shell extension when you were explaining... this utility is really good for troubleshooting these types of shell extension crashes:

ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows

cheers

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Hi, please see this Why won't .m3u files play in WMP? - Microsoft Community

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A:My mouse won't move when disk usage 100% can still click

I found someone else with the same problem, I don't know if his was due to disk usage but I'm guessing it is from his description My mouse stops working no matter what I do!

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/59228-my-mouse-wont-move-when-disk-usage-100-can-still-click.html
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When I go to MY COMPUTER and double click LOCAL DRIVE © i get this message.

"windows cannot find "recycler|s-9-3-31(followed by about 30 numbers).com. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button and then click search."

Ive ran reg mechanic, adaware, spybot and pc pitstop optimize but no luck. The same happens with my second drive.

Ive tryed check disk and defrag but both of these are not working as well. THis problem has been around for about 2 weeks, after installing noton antivirus 2009.

Any help please!!!

A:Double click LOCAL DISK not working

Hello and welcome, as I believe this to be an infection I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for some tests.Download and Run FlashDisinfectorYou may a flash drive infection. These worms travel through your portable drives. If they have been connected to other machines, they may now be infected.Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/206037/double-click-local-disk-not-working/
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A:Hard Foults=HDD death

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Palalaika


Hello.
This started yesterday . HDD started to make alot of sound and PC was very slow , used 90%-99% of my ram , memory hard foults was around 120hard faults / second Freezd around 4 times in 60 minutes . Day before i got these scary things my uncle came to play with me in lan and when he plugged the network cable in modem he got anti virus message something like ''anti virus blocked an attack to youre computer'' . Today when i woke up i made full scan with some Microsoft free anti virus , it didnt find anything so i downloaded avast home just to make sure and after install i needed to reboot . At start up i got error ''Disk read occurepted press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart'' i didnt do that cos it was cleat that my HDD is dead .
So here's my question , Was it an virus what did it ? Is the HDD really dead ? Is it possible to save some dada ? is it safe to add this HDD to an PC as a secondary HDD to save dada or try to scan or format it ?
I hope some one can help me cos its my sisters PC , i borrowed my notebook to her cos she went to travel and i used she's table pc while she was gone . 2 month ago her GeForce 8600GTS burned down and now HDD . Shes single mother and low on cash it will hit hard on her .

PC specs are attached .nfo file .

Thank you.



Nothing attached try again. see if you can boot into safe mode (F8)
Ken J

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AN ERROR HAS OCCURED
OE : 0028 : 00000005

It says to hit enter to return to windows, but when I do, the blue comes back @2 or 3 times, then I get:

EXPLORER HAS CAUSED A GENERAL PROTECTION ERROR
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A:Hard disk error HARD DISK 1 (3F1).

Hi The error indicates that the Hard drive off the unit has failed and you will need to replace the part in order to get the unit back to working condition. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced.If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Hard-disk-error-HARD-DISK-1-3F1/td-p/1524193