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Hard drive clicked and Windows crashed but is now running fine.?

Author : Luke Watson

Submitted : 2017-10-20 22:39:29    Popularity:     

Tags: clicked  drive  Hard  Windows  fine  

A few hours ago i was using my computer then i heard a huge click and pew. Windows locked up and blue screened. After a reboot windows is performing normally but occasionally the hard drive does make a new noise, like a scrape noise. I scanned the hard dr

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Look in the Windows event logs. Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Event Log Viewer. You want to look at the System logs to see if your disk events are showing up.

The good news is as long as the disk is running, you have a chance to do a backup. The bad news is that your description is the first sign of a disk about to go >>ka-pow<< on you. My wife's old XP system did this to her. It was a slowly degrading disk and once it went, it went down hard. Fortunately, I had backed up her "My Documents" folder and she never stored anything anywhere else, so she was in relatively good shape on the new machine I had to buy for her. But to be honest, her old XP system had worked for her for over 12 years, so it's not like it owed her that much anyway.

If CrystalDiskInfo doesn't show any problems, then it's possible it was just a one-time thing. But keep monitoring with CrystalDisk. Or better yet, monitor it with Hard Disk Sentinel, it will keep track of its history, and tell you if it's time to replace.

You need to backup drive then replace it

Unusual noise from a hard drive is sign of imminent failure. You should back up your data ASAP. Once you know it's going bad, it's not a matter of if it will fail, it's a matter of when. it could be the next time you turn on the PC or a few months down the road. It's better to back everything up and avoid that gamble.

Replace the hard drive with a new one. Then clone the old hard drive to the new one.

get replacement asap and transfer everything

You better make a system image on an external drive cuz once it crashes once it will crash again and you better have a backup unless you want to lose all your data

If it's making a strange sound, imo I'd replace it; and go easy on it if you have things on it you will want to get transferred over to a new one. Even if the computer reads it fine, physically it sounds like it may be on it's way out.

Yea that's a bad sign even if the SMART readings don't show anything wrong. I'd back up your data and get a new hard drive.

Replace it ASAP. If it happened once, it'll probably happen again and soon.



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