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Emachines pc keeps saying hard drive is failing

Original western digital hd stopped working,i replaced it with a brand new seagate hd,6 months later,it stops detecting the drive,i wrote zeros to the west digi hd reinstalled it installed windows,8 hours later it says windows detected a hard disk problem the drive may fail soon

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  • overflowingw May 25, 2009

    yes i have the original os video editing or anything like that,i've never noticed it getting to hot,i just did a fresh install of vista left the pc on went in to sleep mode and the next morning it said drive is failing,at first i thought it was the hard drive itself going bad but i bought the brand new one and it just quit detecting it,so im lost

  • overflowingw Jul 24, 2009

    sorry took so long to reply,i forgot all about this site,yes i do have the disk,and have used it.i even wrote zeros the drive and did a clean install

  • CompuFirm
    CompuFirm May 11, 2010

    Do you have your original operating system disks?



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What kind of resources are you pulling on the pc everyday? For example are you doing heavy writing to the drive everyday such as video editing, ripping etc and how much air flow is your pc getting. If the case gets too hot or warm for long periods of time it can cause the hard drive to fail quickly. Lastly check your power supply male sure its pputting out the proper voltage to the computer specifially the connection to the hard drive. If its not stable the nit will cause your hard drive to fail.


Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Joe Russell
    Joe Russell May 25, 2009

    very well could be a motherboard problem. If you have another drive try using it as a slave see if it reads that way for quick diagnostic.




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