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tell if hard drive is faulty / dieing?


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I keep getting lots of orrupt files on my C:\ Drive and little error messages down the bottom saying file corrupt blahblah

Is this my harddrive dieing??

How can i tell??

i suspect it is because it only happens on my C:\ drive not my other 3

Is there anyway to tell if its a hardwar problem???

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Run Check disk. If windows is operable go to: My Computer, right click on local drive C, click tools > error checking > check now. Check the two boxes and click start.
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have done that and yes it finds corrupt files and i think it sorted somee???

But does this mean my hd is faulty and dieingg???

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Files don't corrupt themselves, they're corrupted either by software or by failing drives.
If a machine insists on telling you files are corrupt, then you should replace the drive.
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well for some reason it tells me the files our corrupt when i am running avg but the problem started with itunes

I have got another 2 harddrives i could use but its just the hassel of reinstalling windows again!

but im probs getting ew pc in a few weeks! so do you recon it will kast till then??

Cheers

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You might check to see if the maker of the disk has a diagnostic program. Many companies do. That will tell you the status of the disk.

There could be a bad spot on the disk or damage, such as a head crash (which does not mean instant death).
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Ok i have a dell computer so would that mean its a dell harddrivee??
probally not?? not sure

Will it come up if i run dxdiag?

Thanks for all your help

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Dell does not make disks. I am not familiar with dxdiag, but it might work. Depending on how the system is setup, it can tell you who makes the disks at start up (bios). Otherwise you can look in the hardware devices.
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