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louuu

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hi ron.

1. i ran the data lifeguard diagnostic extended test.  it took 7 hours and 10 minutes and when it finished and i hit view results it simply said it passed.  there was no other info available.  ive attached a screen shot of it below.

2. i went ahead and updated my norton internet security to the latest current version.  maybe this will help too as possibly my older outdated version from a few years ago might of been causing some problems?

thank you.

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If they say it passed then the drive is definitely good.  The drop at the beginning of HD Tune must have some other cause.  I wonder if HD Tune would work in Safe Mode?

 

Reboot and when you see the maker's logo, hear a beep or it talks about F8, start tapping the F8 key slowly.  Keep tapping until the Safe Mode Menu appears and choose Safe Mode.  Login with your usual login.

 


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do you want me to attempt to run hd tune by itself in safe mode or do i still have to use the latency program first before using hd tune?


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so i ran hd tune in safe mode and the first time i didnt realize malwarebytes was attempting to connect and i dont know if that made a difference so i ran it a 2nd time in safe mode and the 2nd time there was no drop in the beginning although there was a drop at the end.  i dont know if the malwarebytes had anything to do with it or if it was just a coincidence.  i then booted up normally and ran hd tune again making sure all antivirus was off and there was a big dip again in the beginning as well as 2 big dips at the end.  ive attached all 3 hd tune pics and labeled them accordingly so you know which was which.  i believe you said these dips may have meant a possible bad drive?  but if the extended program i ran passed and you said the drive is most likely good this is confusing to me.  also as i mentioned this morning, on the bright side i havent had any bsod screens or freezing up in the last 2 days. thanks.  

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