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100% SSD Activity, 0 R/W Speed: System Hang Issue

So I've just been experiencing a weird issue with my system where it hangs and it is very unresponsive at random intervals of time (in fact, the first clue that I had an issue was when boot to desktop ...
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How to cancel Windows 8 drive repair

Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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Disk Device In Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can enable Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. I have done this, but I am struggling to figure out how to access the disk devices. For example, in normal Ubuntu, if I wanted to do a low-...
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Windows 10 dynamic mirror showing “Failed”

I had Windows 7 running 2 x 1TB hard disks in a dynamic mirror setup. I had this for many years and it worked just fine. I recently installed Windows 10 on a new SSD. Everything booted fine but my ...
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Clonezilla disk to image speed decreasing over time

I am actually backing my whole 2tb disk using Clonezilla disk-to-image option. I don't use any encryption or anything that I know that could slow down the process, and yet, Clonezilla tells me that ...
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Does SpinRite still prevent/predict crash failure in modern hard drives?

Yesterday I attended a presentation by Western Digital that discussed various innovations in rotating hard drive internals, including perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), heat-assisted magnetic ...
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Reading bad blocks from hard disk too slow in Linux

I'm trying to recover data from an old 320G hard drive (full of bad sectors) to a new one. I found that ddrescue is a good tool for this task due to it's smart algorithm. I have already done this once ...
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mdadm RAID monitoring no DegradedArray email

So, I have a couple of MDADM RAID arrays and I want to set up monitoring with email notifications for drive failures through sSMTP but I can't seem to get it working. The system in question is a ...
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Bluescreen Stop 0x00000027 RDR_FILE_SYSTEM after cloning system on new HDD

A couple of months ago I got a new 500GB HDD for my no-name-brand Laptop PC and I cloned the complete Win 7 Pro 32bit system with clonezilla from the old 70GB drive to the new one. At first everything ...
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How do we check the hard disk health on a Surface Pro 3?

I am running Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3. I would like to check the health of the hard disk, because some WinSxS files have become corrupted. How does one do this? I have read Tool to test HDD ...
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Do magnetic HDDs gradually lose their data?

I read that magnetic HDDs can lose data with age as the magnetism weakens in spots. I have a more than 1 TB and growing archive copied onto several magnetic hard drives (each drive has the whole ...
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What changes are made to non-system files when performing a System Restore? (Windows 7)

I simply want to know what effect reverting a restore point via "System Restore" (Windows 7 64-bit) will have on non-system drives/partitions such as external hard drives and what (if any) deletions ...
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Need to reconnect power supply to boot windows 8.1/10

Please let me know if it is offtopic here. I am facing some hardware problem may be that's why I am posting it here I have a desktop pc with dual boot(ubuntu14.04 and windows 10). Motherboard: intel ...

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