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Is my harddrive on its last leg?


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babablack

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop computer purchased around 2007ish I believe. As it gets older it gets slower, but these days I am noticing that Outlook 2003 will every now and then get "stuck" and not send or receive email. I've corrected this by running scandisk (I have windows xp). Scan disk has fixed the problem but it takes 8 hours! Outlook has failed twice and and I've had to run scandisk twice within a 3 month period. Additionally, when starting my computer, it will display a message a few seconds after starting to the tune of "read disk error occured, press ctrl alt del to reboot" luckily, my computer ends up starting, but I can't help but think that my hard disk is on its last leg? Additionally, my USB ports stopped working and I had to reinstall drivers for all including my mouse!What do you guys think?
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Hi babablack,

It sounds like the drive could fail anytime. I'd save all my pictures and any files you have created to a flash drive or external drive Immediately. Running additional scans on the drive before doing that could prove to be to much an cause complete failure where it will not boot at all.


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Joe :)
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Seems that your drive is 6 years old at least. That would be time to look for another one.
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