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HD failing???

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HD failing???

Tonight the wifes laptop gave an odd error, I have never seen before along the lines of 'cannot load current user profile due to a network issue or corrupt user profile' it suggested logging on with a temp profile, but I declined. i logged on with the system admin account, and system restored to 2 days ago, and all fine. Event viewer shows alot of red errors about \device\harddisk\d has a bad sector.  I presumed this suggested the HDD was dying, but on running chkdsk, and seagate seatools, nothing appears to be wrong. Is the HDD failingHuh  I have transferred all data over the network to another system just in case, but would welcome any advice.
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thejudge
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Re: HD failing???

Go to the website of the HDD manufacturer - most of them have diagnostic software for download.
Failing that, I'm told that Seagate's diagnostics will work on most HDDs: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/troubleshooting_assistance
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Re: HD failing???

Were is the laptop used as the error is normally for a Domain were the profile is downloaded from the server at logon. It certainly suggests its getting a profile from somewhere other than the local pc.
It doesn't suggest they drive is failing but backing up data is always a good idea
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Re: HD failing???

Hi Samuria
Its certainly not used in a Domain environment, just on my own home network workgroup. I dont have Home Server or any other form of that sort of thing, as only have 1 desktop, and 2 lappies, so it would be overkill.  After the system restore things seem fine, just worried that HHD was about to fall over.  I will keep an eye on the error logs, and see what happens.
Chris
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Re: HD failing???

Has the laptop been used at work or somewhere else which would account for trying to get the profile from somewhere else?
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Re: HD failing???

No, its never been near a domain environment.  Seems a bit odd, but it seems to be OK now.  Chalk up to oddness