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Replacement PSU's keeps failing

Q: Replacement PSU's keeps failing

Hello everyone Ok I haven t posted in a while Replacement failing PSU's keeps as I Replacement PSU's keeps failing have bought a Replacement PSU's keeps failing new PC This actually concerns my old pc that I gave to my friend The thing is I have recently found out that the pc has had Power Supplies that have failed in about a year s time Each of these Power Supplies wasn t a cheap model They were collectively well known brands I have asked my friend to tell me what is the current model and wattage of the current PSU My question is what could cause a repeated failure of decent Power Supplies My friend isn t much of a techie and he surmised that it maybe is the Motherboard This Desktop PC is about years old It is an AMD Dual Core Gig RAM DDR The Motherboard is a Gigabyte KA- N SLI and it has currently an ATI video Card I think it s a HD Anyway I originally had a W power supply which couldn t handle the strains of the new video card and the computer s PSU failed As I was working full time in a very stressful job Replacement PSU's keeps failing I did not have the means to buy a new PSU and install it myself as I would have normally The end result was we took it to the shops and spent odd dollars AU dollars for the Power Supply itself for a Watt Power Supply and within to months that power supply failed Currently the PC works intermittently It sometimes turns on and works fine and recently the last days it does not even turn on I just don t understand how a good brand PSU can fail so quickly My friend thinks it might be the Case Fans as the case I had it in had was a gaming case with big mm fan in the front of the Case and two mm fans to the side He seems to think maybe it is the fans chewing up power but I tend to think not as I ran several peripherals when I had that PC and I was a power user compared to my friend who basically only occassionally uses it and he generally only uses it for old games like Neverwinter NIghts I can t seem to get my head around a possible solution My theories are as follows Power Outlet faulty I thought maybe there was a overload at the power socket where the PC is plugged in or possibly the whole house as he said he thought of that and has moved the plug in for the PC around Motherboard If it was the motherboard would it not make those beeping sounds at start From what I have gathered talking to my friend it appears that since the PC hasn t started it has been making distinctive beeps indicating a hardware fault My PC noob friend has stated maybe it was the connection between the MB and the PSU but I thought that was preposterous as the connection wires would be coming from the PSU and not the MB so the chances that PSU cables to PC are faulty just sounds impossible Memory I have not seen the PC myself and only spoke to him on the phone but I will be going over to his house on the weekend to have a look and if need be bring the PC over to my place to take it apart and start testing each component separately to find the fault Also my friend says maybe its just wear and tear But surely that does not make sense I used to own this PC and I was a heavy gamer I played in the years - quite heavily with this pc and I had several joysticks and that was when it had a w Antec Power Supply with absolutely no issues I do know that a mutual friend apparently fixed it last time it broke down PSU He apparently replaced the PSU and gave the interior a clean with compressed air I have a sneaking suspicion he might have tweaked the voltages but again I am not sure and I will be confirming with this technician tomorrow I have instructed my friend to run a dxdiag and send the file to me so I can post it with this thread but I don t think that is gonna happen as it sounds like the PC wont load to windows Can someone please give me clues to how to go about indentifying the core problem here Am I on the right path with my analysis I just can t fathom that it could be the motherboard Is it possible for a faulty motherboard to cause failure of brand new decent model PSU units nbsp

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A: Replacement PSU's keeps failing

If the psu's are failing like that, chances are something is causing the issue (the odds of that many psu's failing that quickly is very low)

Test the Psu's on another system for starters to see if they are actually bad. That could at least let you make sure it's not something else causin the problem.

I would also try other outlets because a faulty plug can be an issue (plus use a power strip, it helps protect your machine ).

I do not think its the motherboard or the video card as if it was, they would not be functional period. It can also be heat/stress on the psu if the psu is getting to hot due to location or if there's lots if dust build up causing it to fail.
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A:Failing HDD - Replacement Questions

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A:CPU Failing?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

For clarity, can you confirm that this is your motherboard?

If this is a custom, self build can you confirm the make and model of the GPU, RAM, power supply etc? Are you overclocking at all? Might be worth resetting BIOS defaults to be sure nothing odd going on there.

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A:All my HDD's keep failing

Have you tried a brand new drive? Perhaps all those old drives were just faulty.
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A:I think my HDD is failing , PLEASE HELP

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Do you have a multimeter you can use?

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A:I think my HDD is failing...

I would suggest that you run WD Lifeguard tools for two reasons: first it can give you a quick thumbs up or down on the drive and second it will give you the serial (without looking at the physical drive) so that you can set up the RMA if need be. Linky

If you want a more in depth status of your drive try speedfan, the SMART tab will give you a read out on the drive. Each entry can be checked for more specific data with wiki entries.
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Case 1 : i restart my laptop then if it tooks too long then i got a bluescreen "shutdown unexpectedly"
Case 2 : i close the lid of my laptop then the disk light indicator is still blinking takes too long to sleep so i open the laptop then restarts on his own and brings me back to windows account log in screen and i get a bluescreen

Any idea what is happening ? kinda happens to me 12 times and its annoying

A:is my hdd failing?

Check your disk with something like this: Download HDDExpert - MajorGeeks and/or Download IBM - Hitachi Drive Fitness Test - MajorGeeks and see if it's at fault. You can also try Download Foolish.IT CheckDisk - MajorGeeks instead of chkdisk. De-fragmenting it may help too.
In case there is something wrong with system, open Command prompt as administrator and run each of this at a time:
sfc /scannow
and than:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Check laptop for overheating too.
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A:Possible HHD failing

It always made that sound, since day 1, i just thought it was a cheapo loud hhd. its not a harsh sound

i am gonna start backing up my data soon anyways (i got tons of dvds and im only using 40gbs of the 80 so its probly less than 4 dvds to burn of files)
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A:HDD Failing?

You could go here and get the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic tools, they might give you some useful info. You can also check out the WD knowledge base.
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A:Is my HD failing, and if is, what should I do?

My apologies to every one for the way my post is typed. I had typed it once, but when I clicked on Submit New Thread, ( I think that's what it said), it did not go thru. To say the least, while I was retyping it I was not in the best of mood's and consequently I did not indent my paragraph's. This makes it hard to read.
I do apologies for my error.

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A:Failing HDD

If you did not make your HP recovery discs when the PC was new, you can order them here, HP no longer offers them. .
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A:SFC Failing!

I believe that the error you are seeing is for an old TCP port type printer. Mine would set that error. I do not use this so I did not care about it. I would not worry about it and I do not think that is will cause any problems. Its not a critical OS file.

I had that problem about 4 months ago, before SP2.
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A:Is My HDD Failing?

It would appear that both the RAM and HDD are faulty. Any and every error is a problem.

You will need to replace the HDD if the WD diagnostics do not give a repair option, the Bootable CD DOS version might offer a repair option. WD has a 3 years warranty unless it came with brand name system such as Dell or HP in which case it only has that manufacturer's warranty.

As for the RAM, try testing each of the sticks separately if there's more then one.

We'll need more details, specs on your system beyond that.
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Any help appreciated

A:Failing RAM?

have you had a chance to memtest?

on the off-chance, you could try the included one in vista.. just type in memory diagnostics toolinto the search bar.. although i myself hadn't have the time to try it yet..
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A:something must be failing?

A "Cold Boot" is when you start a computer from a dead stop - a complete power down, off condition, for at least 30 seconds or more.

A 'Warm Boot" , or restart, is when you start while the system is still running.

When a system shows issues on a cold boot, but does not show those issues on a warm boot it is usually hardware related and many times capacitor related. In these instances weak or leaking capacitors cannot hold a proper charge for very long so the component fails when the system has been powered down, but succeeds when the system has been running.

Capacitors play an important role in your power supply and motherboard. But a failing power supply would be a logical cause of your type of symptoms and is the cheaper and easier of the two to replace. If the power supply can't supply steady power to the hard drive or system during a cold boot then you would get intermittent read errors.

If you can use a multimeter you can connected it to any spare 12v connection and observe it while you cold boot and run the computer to see if there is any obvious drop off in voltage, and then switch it to amps to see if the current holds steady.

You can also try a different power connector to the hard drive to see if that has any effect.

Otherwise, try replacing the power supply.

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A:My Pc Is Failing Me !

Hi there, and welcome to BleepingComputer.This problem is not necessarily being caused by malware, there are a whole host of other reasons why your computer may be running slowly. Please visit the following link and run all of the detailed steps:Slow Computer/Browser?See if this helps the situation at all.
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A:My PC keeps failing

Try uninstalling the Symantec product...then rebooting and see how it runs.

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A:Is this HD failing ?

I have a little more info if it helps. I downloaded and ran HD tune on all of my drives (I have 3 identical HDD's, all 250Mb).

Here are the screenshots:

This is the drive I was trying to move the file to.

This is my backup drive. I had problems with trying to backup my computer to this drive a week or so back. I left backup running all night and it still didn't complete.

This is my C: drive.

As you can see, my C: drive has the normal HD tune signature of a squiggly line, whereas the other two drives The ones I have had problems with are showing a different, almost straight line.

So it looks like I could have two dodgy drives
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A:New HD may be failing

Formatting does not erase any data from a drive. It simply formats the drive. If it is mechanically sound, you can erase it, but if not, then you are stuck with leaving the contents (but others will not normally be able to access it, either).

Check it with good tests. Check it's S.M.A.R.T. parameters (from its internal electronics).

HD Tune

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:
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Hello phad, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. You will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan. Disable your antivirus program and go here to run BitDefender Online Scan. Click on I Agree. Avoid clicking on other links as you don't need to try out the full install at this point, just the online scanner.When the ActiveX Control has loaded, click on "Click here to scan". Please be patient, as this scan may take a few hours. It all depends on the number of files on your computer. NOTE: If you are running XP SP2, you may need to click on the Information Bar to allow the ActiveX to install and may need to repeat the BitDefender Online Scan.When BitDefender completes the scan, select the "Detected Problems" tab. Click on "Click here to export scan". Save the file as an HTML to your Desktop. Then click on the saved file and allow it to open with your browser. Go to Edit - Select All then copy/paste that log back here. Post the BitDefender log.******************Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware v7.5.After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next".Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree".Accept default installation path: C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, click "Next", then click "Install".After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch AVG Anti-Spyware by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray.Connect to the Internet, go back to AVG Anti-Spyware, select the "Update" button and click "Start update". Wait until you see the "Update successful" message. If you are having problems with the updater, manually update with the AVG Anti-Spyware Full database installer from here. Exit AVG Anti-Spyware when done - DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode". (Note: When run in safe mode, sometimes the GUI is larger than the screen and the buttons at the bottom are partly or completely hidden, making them unaccessible for doing a scan. If this is the case, press the WINKEY + M key to "Minimize" the AVG display. Then right-click on AVG in the Task Bar and select "Maximize". If that does not help, then you may have to run your scan in normal mode and advise your helper afterwards.)

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A:Is My HDD failing

Hello krappo,
If the Hitachi tool does not support your drive I am willing to bet that the Ashampoo HDD control doesn't either. I cannot give you anything concrete either way but my instincts tell me that you should take these readings with a pinch of salt and not let them make you worry unnecessarily.
PS I would suggest making an image of your drive in case the worst happens and if it does, you have nothing to worry about as the drive is under warranty.
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Hi Steve
Go to the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive and you can test it there.
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A:DNS keeps failing


Seems to be that there are times that all your computers are not picking up the ISP's DNS setup from your router.

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How to Power Cycle a Computer |

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A:PSU Failing?

Read review #4 on the Feedback tab on this page: - Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

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A:Cpu failing

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A:Updates failing.

1.Reset WU components in aggressive mode How do I reset Windows Update components?
2.Reset WU modules Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility | The Windows Club
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A:Failing to start up

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Copy the error exactly and include it in your next post.
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A:Failing Downloads

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A:Everything Failing! BSOD's

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A:Internet Failing

Hello, and Welcome to TSF.

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

You can read this: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.


Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.

You can get help on disabling your protection programs here

How to disable McAfee:
Please open McAfee Security Centre
Under Common Tasks click on Home
Click Computer Files
Click Configure
Make sure the following are disabled by ticking the "Off" button.Virus protection
Spyware protection
System Guards Protection
Script Scanning Protection (you may have to scroll down to see it)
Next, select never for "When to re-enable real time scanning"
and click OK.
Further info on disabling and re-enabling McAfee:

See this image to assist you:

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Does this Windows 7 have SP1 installed?
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Try doing a Windows repair as per this thread HERE.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Internet Is Failing

Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)*AdAware SE:*Spybot S&D: *the two most important to have! Microsoft Antispyware Beta: Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000): - Free from . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner Activescan Micro antivirus and malware scan: Anti-virus web scanner trojan scans here - Security Trojanscan
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I have a backup prodesure that is failing every time The backup runs for hours which it s supposed to but fails at the very end The logs indicate an single user mode error Doing a bit of research I found these possibilities That error is generally unrelated to the actual problem If the Db is set to simple recovery mode instead of full recovery mode Changing this flag should clear the problem My transaction log would grow but shrinking it on a regualr basis would correct that There may be a flag that is set to quot Attempt to repair any minor problems quot int he integrity tab If this is selected it requires the Db to be in single user mode and the backup DB SQL backup failing... fails I haven t looked at any of these yet I m waiting for one last backup attempt to finish or fail but wanted to check in here to see if there were any people who have SQL DB backup failing... experienced the same problem nbsp

A:SQL DB backup failing...

What SQL are we talking about here? If it is MS SQL are you attempting to use the built in backup utility in SQL Admin?
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I wasn't really sure where to put this, so apologies if it's in the wrong place.

One of my PC's, running xp pro sp 3, has over the last few days developed an odd problem. Basically some (but not all) of the sofware on the computer will no longer run. You click the icon, the timer turns, then nothing. It doesn't crash or anything, just doesn't start the app. Looking in the task manager, the application is not showing, but in the process table you can see the software processes. So far I've found 4 that are doing it, including Mozilla Firefox, Sonic Record Now, Eagle and one other that I've just completely forgotten lol.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Sonic and Firefox, neither of which made a difference, still does exactly the same thing.

Not sure where to start!

A:Software failing to run

Does this happen ins Safe Mode?
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A:All browsers are failing; pop ups...

You could use the following KB article to fix this error,;-pop-ups/
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I installed Norton ivirus and it mad my computer hang up and not shut off I didn t realize it was Norton so I tested everything available in the computer to sort of narrow it down everything passed with flying colors except the ram s of errors in test on memtest ram failing v1.65 + new i tested each chip Patriot pc ddr and each chip failed changed slots on mobo and they still failed removed norton computer runs fine but won t pass memory tests Removed ram and tested it in another computer and it was fine Put really good ram in for a test OCX ddr don t exactly remember failed failing memtest + v1.65 on new ram the memtest computer runs fine faster with just two gigs than four gigs Doesn t hang any more but the memory has me puzzled Tried to run Windiag but it just freezes on the screen same disc on another computer runs the tests fine Set bios to default readings no overclocking just standard stuff Been searching on the web for days for the answer can t find out anything The computer is under warrantee but I don t want to pack it up and send it back Any help you can give me I would appreciate Frustrating problem but I am gaining valuable experience in the inner workings of todays computer Toto this don t look like Windows for Workgroups anymore nbsp

A:failing memtest + v1.65 on new ram

Have you tried lowering the memory speed to 166MHz (333 DDR). When you use 4 memory modules, Athlon64s either lower the memory speed or use a 2T command rate. See what is set in your BIOS.

I've had a similar problem with 4x 512mb modules & had to run them @ 166MHz for things to work fine. A BIOS update allows me to run them at full speed now.
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I've got Shaw Secure Antivirus on my computer. When I do a full scan, it starts out normal but then slows down once it gets to about 40,000 files. It then grinds to a halt at about 50,000 files. During this time, it detects 2 viruses. I can't do anything about these viruses since it is not able to complete the scan.

Can anyone help me?

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2.

A:my antivirus is failing

Never heard of Shaw Secure. You can try an online scanner:
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I think my harddrive is failing and would like a second opinion before I go purchase another!

I continue to get DISK WRITE ERROR over and over again and the longer me pc is on the worse it gets, sometimes it is only 2 minutes before this happens and the pc is then useless.
I have run scandisk many many times and it will continue to find errors after a clean boot and the disk write error message. defragaging has not helped and this is getting frustrating trying to use this like so!

The pc is a Comcrap! (compaq) running 98 2nd with a 8 Gig harddrive and a 475 MHz
I do think it is the hard drive failing but thought some help may be a good start before replacing it!

Thanks for any input!

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My good ole cheap Aopen mobo's fan is dieing which modestly tries to keep the chipset cool. I have to ground myself and self propell it like an old plane with a plastic pen which im sure is very dangerous. So heres what i planned on replacing it with:

And this is my mobo with its current fan:

I just want to know if that fans gonna fit it I know VIA makes the chipset so whats with the other VIA thingy?? Anyways thanks.

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Hello all,

Recently my laptop started freezing randomly when using programs and started making buzzing sounds while watching a movie or anything else. So I ran a HDD diagnostic tool. Is the drive practically dead and is there something I can do to fix it? Any other suggestions also are greatly appreciated.

A:HDD failing? Need advise.

It's ill. "Practically dead" is a matter of opinion. It could die today, but it could have died at any moment without warning beginning with the day you bought it.

It can limp along in that state for an unknown period of time.

Drives come with a fixed number of "spare" good sectors. If the drive tries to write something to one of the bad sectors, that bad sector would be automatically replaced with one of the spare good sectors. Which is good, but there are only a limited number of spares. The data in that bad sector would be lost. Which is bad, unless you are indifferent to the contents of the drive.

I'd assume the worst and at least back up anything I cared about on it.

Personally, I'd replace the drive.

You can always just run it until it literally will not start, depending on your level of patience and indifference.