Jun 03, 2007 - 07:45 AM
The steps to use it are:
- Double-click on My Computer to open the My Computer window.
- Select the disk that you want to diagnose and repair.
- Choose Properties from the File menu. You should see the Properties window for the drive that you selected.
- Choose the Tools tab.
- Click the Check Now button under Error Checking Status.
- Depending on your version of Windows, choose either "Thorough" or "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors."
- Click on Start.
I'm still not sure that it works, since the computer didn't freeze immediately, but it seems to last longer now, so within a couple of days, I should be able to confirm the solution or not.
Jun 03, 2007 - 09:19 AM
Do you have access to another hard drive? I recommend you perform a backup of your important stuff asap.
If u know how to add hard drives, u could try installing windows on a new master or if u have a external, try to backup as much as u can.
If no hard drive, u could try burning to DVD/CD or some memory card/usb memory stick.
In terms of fixing, what make is your hard disk, do u know? the manufacturer of that drive may have a diagnostics program which u should try.
Most manufacturers also offer 3 yr warranty, so u could maybe raise a support call with them.
it could be more than just a hard drive..Have u added any memory or something? Sometimes memory incompatability or dodgy PSU unit can cause similar problems.
Also check out pcpitstop. Download a small file from there and u can send them the results. Its all free http://www.pcpitstop.com/
Ive a bad feeling there isnt much u can do here. Im not familiar with the types of programs u say, those that avoid bad sectors. I would of thought when using windows, its the low level stuff that would need changing.
But first things first - BACKUP!!!
Jun 03, 2007 - 09:22 AM
Jun 10, 2007 - 08:23 AM
still haven't found a solution, so it might be true that the end is near... :(
i didn't get to try pcpitstop yet, but i'll do that.
the warranty is not valid anymore, the laptop is 5 years old, so i suppose it's actually quite "old" for laptops and a surprise that it's been working well until now. It's an ASUS L1400.
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