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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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Reading data from a 23 year old IDE harddrive

I have a 200 MB Western Digital 2.5" IDE drive, originally from an Amiga 1200, that I would like to try to get an image file of, so I can keep the data that is on it. Since the drive is very old, and ...
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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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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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Size on disk way bigger than expected

I have read Why is there such a big difference between "Size" and "Size on disk"? but why is mine so different? My RAID5 is set at 128kb stripe, the volume is formatted at 64kb NTFS. I would expect ...
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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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Windows 8 System.exe writes to HDD like crazy

I have checked Application event logs and found that every second about 20 entries for MSSQL Server were recorded. Removed the server and all its components and the problem is gone... Thanks everyone ...
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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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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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Hard disk bit rot?

One bit on my 2 TB hard disk occasionally changes from a 0 to a 1 or vice versa. This seems to be an occasional read error. I found this out because I have a program which runs at startup, computes ...
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Periodical performance drops and high HDD usage Windows10

Usually my system performs fine. However, periodically, there are temporary performance drops. Basically the Task Manager shows 100% HDD usage and the culprits invariably turn out to be system related ...

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