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Validity of Faulty Hard Drive Posting

Q: Validity of Faulty Hard Drive Posting

I saw the following post relating to a batch of faulty hard drives and was wondering whether anyone nbsp is able to confirm nbsp the Drive Validity of Posting Faulty Hard validity of this issue nbsp https m reddit com r sysadmin comments x h f hgst Validity of Faulty Hard Drive Posting gb drive failures ref search posts nbsp Validity of Faulty Hard Drive Posting I purchased a Lenovo L a few years ago and have had endless problems with the machine Every - weeks it just wont boot up and I have to reinstall the OS I had taken it in for repairs indicating that I suspected the hard drive as the root cause of my problem but the drive was never replaced Needless to say the problems have never been resolved so I was very nbsp interested when I came across the aforementioned posting indicating that the nbsp problem was due to faulty hard disks installed in a large batch of machines manufactured around th April the same time as my L was manufactured nbsp nbsp If there is any truth to this posting I really feel I've been taken for a ride as the HDD should have been replaced whilst still under warranty when I initially took the machine in for repairs
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"Cannot complete copying of (C:\) drive. Error EC8F0409: Cannot copy source drive to destination location. Warning A7C30019: The type of errors encountered indicate that this hard disk drive is about to fail. It is recommended that this drive be replaced soon. To ignore this error and backup this drive, select "Ignore bad sectors during copy" from the advanced options in the Drive Backup Wizard. Error E7C3000F: Device \\?\SymantecSnapshot0 cannot read 12288 sectors starting at LBA 174724072. Error EBAB03F1: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
Details: 0xA7C30019"

Just wondering what this means and if theres anyway around it? Problem with the drive maybe? Also i've been running the copy and selecting "Ignore bad sectors during copy".

Regards, Dave.

A:Faulty hard drive?

Sounds like a bad drive.

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:

Manufacturer's Tests
Victoria for DOS
Victoria for Windows (Both versions of Victoria are among the best and most thorough tests available.)
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Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:

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A:Faulty Hard Drive??

From the hard drive's manufacturer's web site, download and run the diagnostic tool.
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A:Faulty Hard Drive

I will ask a Moderator to escalate your issue. A failed hard disk is covered under warranty. You may be asked to provide the hardawre fail code that the test gave you. I hope you have your recovery media available. You will need the recovery media  to recover the notebook to its factory delivered state.
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A:HELP Faulty Hard drive??

It is possible that the fall damaged the hard drive read/write heads, the hardware that positions the heads, and/or possibly the disc surfaces as well. This is particularly true if the drive was powered up at the time of the fall.

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A:Faulty Hard-Drive?

Put the drive in a freezer bag and chill it right down for an hour , then try again.

Sometimes works, and if it does then extract everything you can. It may be your only access chance.

If nothing else, you perhaps realise now that a HDD is only temporary storage, and must be backed up. They are cheaper these days but the quality and longevity has not improved.
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A:Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

Do you have any idea how long the scorch marks have been there?

In particular, have they been there longer than you have had blue screens?

If the drive passes all Seatools tests and behaves OK in operation, it's difficult to make a case for it being defective.

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A:Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.


Are you able to access this drive from the command prompt? If so, try a chkdsk /R on it and lets see if that improves access.

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A:Is my External hard-drive faulty?

What other devices are turned off?
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A:Faulty Hard drive? Or does XP just really suck

You can run diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure:

Depending on the brand:

Western Digital
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A:Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here
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Good question!

First, what brand is the hard drive? Just about every manufacturer has their own diagnostic software. Go to their site and download it, and test the hard drive yourself.

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A:Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned

As long as the 3 partitions where not over-written by "Knowhow" the data should all be intact and readable to the extent that the drive is readable..

when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
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A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

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A:A Disk Read Error Occurred (pretty sure it's not a faulty hard-drive)

It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
Sony eSupport - VGC-RC110G - Support
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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails....
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A:Possible hard disk faulty, please help....

Did you tighten the screws on the HDD?
Why didn't let Vista Format the HDD to new NFS.
If you a clunking noise the HDD is gone..

Did you say you just built a new PC but used old parts?
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A:Faulty Hard Disk Or Motherboard Beginning To Fail?

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Pertinent error messages received when trying to use the drive?

You properly uninstalled both Roxio and Nero?

Did you try any other burn apps...e.g., Imgburn?

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A:Faulty CD ROM Drive Drawer

try this:
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A:faulty CDROM drive

I've edited your post for language as this is a family friendly site. Please be more careful in the future.
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A:BEFORE posting flash drive problems

Thanks Tedster, I tried all that before I made the 1st post on this.
There is no response on the computer (not even an hourglass mouse pointer) when it is plugged in.
Tried the Win 98 thing nothing.
No reference to flash drive in disk management on either a WinXP or Win2000 PC
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A:Faulty drive - can I run some sort of diagnostics?

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A:DVD Drive won't recognize DVD's after faulty burn

Is the drive recognized by the BIOS?
Is the drive listed in Device Manager?
Is the drive listed in Drive Management?
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A:Could a faulty optical drive cause system freezing?

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A:Boot failure, faulty floppy drive?

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Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Post the results and we'll move on from there.
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A:Faulty DVD drive on high-grade laptop

I can't find W76S on Hi-Grade's site, so I don't know what extras the laptop has. And their FTP server for driver download appears to be offline. Do you still have the CD/DVD w/ device drivers that came with the laptop? Perhaps try reinstalling the drivers for the webcam, card-reader, etc. from that disc.

The other option is take a look at Device Manager. Look at the properties for those w/ exclamation marks. There should be a Details tab. Select Hardware Ids under Property, and you should get couple things in the Value box. Hopefully, the 1st one will help you identify the make and from there, the right driver. If not, try using the 2nd value.
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- bzbones

A:Validity Of The Wildlist


I see your point, never thought of it that way before, Surely a virus would be in the wild if it has the following characteristics.

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A:Log For Checking Validity Of Computer

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A:Problem with the validity of my windows key

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A:Upgrade offer validity

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A:Guest account validity...

Quote: Originally Posted by Vorticonthe1st

My Windows 7 pc has never been shared or set up to share with anyone. Occasionally, when my pc is chugging away doing something when I'm not using it (which it always is), I right-click on a program icon and under the 'security' tab, there is an S-1-25, etc. group name or user account. Before I can right-click on the account to try to find out who or what it is, it disappears!

I've been trying to look into this lately to see if someone's hacked into my computer to explain why it's so busy all the time.
Now I've gone into my User Accounts-Manage Accounts area, and I see a Guest account that I never created, that is apparently turned off.

1) Should it be there?
2) If yes, should it be renamed or have a password attached to it?
3) If no, should I disable it for security reasons?
4) Does it have anything to do with the disappearing user account I see all the time?

For my peace of mind, I'd like to know more about this this. Thanks!

1- Yes
2-No it should be disabled unless using it.

The mysterious GUID account probably is just system, or it may be your GUID (globally unique ID)
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A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

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A:Validity Sensor Driver for Linux

Same problem here on HP Envy 17, same 138a:0050 Validity Sensor, Linux Mint
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Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
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A:Multiple hard drive boot errors, hard drive clicking, and freezing

Try installing another operating system onto the disk and seeing if that crashes as well. If it doesn't you probably have a bad Windows cd. I suggest trying Kubuntu, a version of Linux meant to look somewhat like Windows (You can click here to skip directly to the download page). Just remember to actually install the thing. Most Linux operating systems can be ran directly from the cd without any need to be installed onto a hard disk. There's usually a program on the desktop that will install the system for you. If it runs properly for a week or two, get a new Windows disk. If it crashes just as much as Windows did, get a new computer.

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A:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

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They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

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A:Moved hard drive and cannot boot; hard drive accessable from Recovery Console

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A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

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A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

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A:Problems with validity of Windows after switching computers.

Part of the problem IMO is the one key, one computer rule. Too many parts have been switched around so the internal checks now think the 7 is being installed on more than one machine. You might have some luck contacting customer support UK:

Microsoft Worldwide Sites

And welcome to the Forum dalewebster1993.
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A:validity sensors driver (VFS201)---later than 4.03.340(2010)...

this helped me resolve the vfs201 prb on win 8 hope it does fr u too
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A:Validity Sensor (WBF) (PID=0050) not recognizable by Windows...

Hi, This is something to do with Windows 10, not the hardware because other software knows it. Let me tell you my story: I used one of my laptop to run Windows 10 insider preview, and the finger print reader did not work. This morning, I put the Windows 8.1 SSD back and run Windows 10 upgrade, now the finger print works. I put the Windows 10 preview back, finger print has Yellow question mark again. Regards.
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A:Validity fingerprint scanner not working on Windows 10

@ironbesterer? Your solution might depend on your particular setup. Reference:HP ENVY dv6t-7300 CTO Quad Edition Notebook PC ========================================================================Scenerio 1You have HP SimplePass installed -- and you did not say whether or not this is the case -- AND you are running (some version of) the original Series 6 HP SimplePass program that was installed (shipped) with your computer.  This Series of the program may, or may not, want to run in your new Windows 10 Operating System. I have read one member's claims that Series 6 HP SimplePass, that is, HP SimplePass probably version -- does run in Windows 10.  I cannot verify that is the case. How? Reinstall the existing Validity Driver:Uninstall - do NOT delete the Driver from the Device ManagerReboot (Restart) the computer and log inCheck to make sure your Sign-Options are set in PC Settings If your Series 6 HP SimplePass program is not behaving itself, that is, the program starts and then balks, the Splash screen starts / stops / flashes / freezes, then you might try:  Hard Reset / Forced Reset"Repair" the SimplePass program (Programs and Features)Tryoverloading the program, that is, installing the program over the top of itself without removing the existing program from the computer. ========================================================================Scenerio 2 You have been running Series 8 HP SimplePass. There is a new Windows 10 compatible Series 8 HP SimplePass program available:sp71729 HP SimplePass V8.01.46A W7-W10 32/64bit How? Reinstall the existing Validity Driver:Uninstall - do NOT delete the Driver from the Device ManagerReboot (Restart) the computer and log in Download and install the new Series 8 HP SimplePass programPackage will likely download to your Downloads folder >> Double-Click to installReboot (Restart) the computer and log inCheck to make sure your Sign-Options are set in PC Settings========================================================================Scenerio 3 Some odd combination of other factors not listed In any case, you want to reinstall your Validity Sensor Driver. You can likely use the Driver for Windows 8.1 you already have:sp58900 Validity Sensor V4.4.234.0 Win8-Win8.1 Windows 10 Native LogonEven if you do not wish to use HP SimplePass -- or if you have never used it and do not even have it installed -- once you have reinstalled the Validity Sensor Driver, you might check / adjust / manage your PC Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options Windows Native logon can get you logged into the computer with your fingerprint -- so far, it cannot log you into Web Sites.   Reference, Help, Tips:Instructions to Upgrade HP SimplePass Read the first page: Dragon Document Guidelines   When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.
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A:Validity Fingerprint Driver for HP Pavilion dv6-6011tx : Win...

Hi Fs71gh, I understand you are having an issue with the HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software on your HP Pavilion dv6-6011tx  Notebook.  The software you have is up to date and the latest. One thing that can cause an issue is the finger reader is dirty. I would clean this and make sure the HP Notebook is up to date with Windows 8. Hope this helps. Thanks.
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A:Validity Sensor (VFS301) not working dm4 notebook

Click Start , type device in the search field, and select Device Manager from the search results list.In the Device Manager , click Biometric to expand the list of recognized biometric sensor devices. The fingerprint sensor is listed as a Validity or Authentec sensor, depending on your notebook model.If there is a Biometric entry, then Download and install the following software: