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Does anyone know of a free software that will do diagnostics check on my HD? Please let me know.

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What brand hard drive is it? Did it come in your computer or did you purchase and install it later?

What type of diagnostics do you want to run? Windows can do some.
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Seagate, Diagnostics for problems and seagate is updating their tool so I can't use theirs which is why I posted the question. Any help given is appreciated.
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You can use the built-in Windows diagnostic tool br right-clicking the drive in My Computer, selecting the Properties option. Open the Tools tab, and Error Checking is the first of the two options. It is a basic HD diagnostic tool with basic features though - your best bet is to wait it out, Seagate will have it back up sooner or later
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If you purchased the drive by itself, then there would have been a CD that would have diagnostic software on it.

Or, if the drive came in the computer, you might have received some diagnostic software with it (like you do with Dell). Or you can check the computer manufacturer website for downloads.

Otherwise, as Spider-Man pointed out, Windows is able to run CHKDSK to find and fix errors.

Is there some particular problem you think your hard drive is having?
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You can use the built-in Windows diagnostic tool br right-clicking the drive in My Computer, selecting the Properties option. Open the Tools tab, and Error Checking is the first of the two options. It is a basic HD diagnostic tool with basic features though - your best bet is to wait it out, Seagate will have it back up sooner or later


I don't see a tools tab. I am using XP. Where would it be on this OS, please?
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Click 'Start' then 'Run'
In the command run box, type 'chkdsk' - a window will pop up and scan your hard drive for problems while displaying the results.
Are you having any particular problem with your hard drive?


click start, then run and type in "cmd" without the quotes. In the command window type in:
chkdsk c: /r

where c is the the drive letter that you want to check.

Edited by starjax, 13 February 2007 - 11:06 PM.

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