3 Signs of a Failing Hard Drive? or Is it?

SkyNet_3000

Estimable
Jan 14, 2015
1
0
4,510
0
Hi Tom's Hardware Community,

Was wondering if you can please help me tell what the problem and solution might be here, as I am not the most tech savvy.

I have encountered the following issues before, which went away for some time after restoring computer to factory settings but they have re-merged.

Issue #1: My Internet will stop connecting to the router randomly (sometimes when working in Gmail). It will keep attempting to connect non-stop but to no avail. A temporary fix that seems to work is to restart the router and restart my computer and the issue. This issue can return quickly (within 20 minutes) or wait a while (weeks to a month). My room mate's computer and my phone does not lose connection, so issue not with router.

Previously, before I wiped my computer, this issue became increasingly worse to the point where could not connect to Internet. It seems a few people have noted this issue with my laptop but no real solution found:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/713016-wireless-adapter-loosing-internet-connection.html
https://www.facebook.com/notes/samsung-notebook/samsung-series-7-chronos-drivers-update/313387158721211

Issue #2: USB Ports sporadically stop working. Unplugging it and replugging device into different port works for the time being.

I recall this issue too getting worse over time to the point before the hard drive wipe.

Issue #3 - Disappearing Pictures in Pictures folder?

I recall photo albums not appearing in the "Pictures library", but doing a search in the search bar would be able to recover the photos where I could copy and repaste in the "Pictures" library where they could be found. A friend pointed out the "Pictures library" is different from the "Pictures folder" and asked me which one I was searching (I don't fully remember). It seems though if the Pictures "library" should be accurate cause doesn't it draw from the "Pictures folder"?

I ran an HDDScan from http://hddscan.com/ and it gave me a yellow caution sign in these 3 areas (not-red which is more serious):

Reallocation Sector Count. Value: 095. Threshold: 010. Raw (hex): 0000000000-0360
Reallocation Event Count. Value: 095. Threshold 000. Raw (hex): 0000000000-0360
UltraDMA CRC Errors. Value: 100. Threshold 000. Raw (hex): 0000000000-0001

I also ran Seagate Tools for Windows, in which the hard drive failed all their tests (below). Ironiccaly, Seagate for DOS, which is supposed to be far more accurate tool, reported no problems.

S.M.A.R.T Check FAIL
Short Drive Self Test FAIL
Short Generic FAIL
Long Generic FAIL

One of my more comptur savvy friends said hard drive always have some failure, so he didn't necessary think it was my hard drive causing the problem but I am not so sure.

Is my hard drive slowing dying? Should I replace it? I replaced my wifi card and it did not fix the wireless issue.

I ran some fancy virus scan software from both zone alarm, ESET, and Malware Malbytes which did not find issue.

Calling Samsung IT people offer limited help.

My laptop is a 3 year-old Samsung model number: np700z5b-s01ub
Laptop's hard drive Model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB

Thank you for your time and advice in helping me out!
 

digitaldoc

Distinguished
Herald
Your hard drive is quickly failing, and you need to get your data off of it ASAP, and it should be replaced.

It is unclear to me if your other issues will be fixed with a new hard drive, but some of them may go away with a new hard drive.
 

digitaldoc

Distinguished
Herald
Your hard drive is quickly failing, and you need to get your data off of it ASAP, and it should be replaced.

It is unclear to me if your other issues will be fixed with a new hard drive, but some of them may go away with a new hard drive.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 9
G Laptop Tech Support 3
zimbabz Laptop Tech Support 3
M Laptop Tech Support 6
B Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 2
H Laptop Tech Support 2
A Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 3
S Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 2
D Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 2
Similar threads
Question Windows 10- Showing a black screen w/ a loading mouse sign
Question Can't sign on to sears.com. My password disappears when I click "sign-on".
Question my dell latitude e6410 has no sign of life
Question No sign in/log in box Windows 10
how can i write the at sign on my asus c202 chrome
Solved! I managed to get past the boot loop but now every time I sign in the screen goes black and a cursor pops up. What do I do now?
Solved! My asus laptop is stuck on the lock screen because I cannot type in the @ sign. Instead the “ sign comes! Please help!!
Solved! Can not get the lenovo sign to come on
Solved! mine laptop is frozen on screensaver. I cant even get the white box to pop up to sign on
Solved! My hp lap top screen is color to sign in and then goes black and white?
I do not remember my password. Screen is stuck on sign in screen
Solved! My computer won’t let me type anything and the only visible thing on it is wallpaper and sign in
£ & @ sign have movef
My laptop immediately disconnected from internet the red cross sign appears instead of WiFi signals So now what can I do???
On device manager,there is only the wired connection showing ,no sign of wireless adapter
Email logo sign does not work
My laptop is dead no any sign of power..
loss of uk pound sign on logitec keyboard
I fail to sign in to my dell labtop window 7home premiuml
I have a gateway laptop when signing in it says The user profile service service failed the login user profile cannot be loade

ASK THE COMMUNITY