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Nomad
10-07-2011, 11:59 PM
I think it is failing. I have reloaded the OS and after a while it freezes now and then, it pauses and then resumes and the video driver may crash.

I have run the bios HD checker and it gave a error.

I have also plugged it into the PC (it's SATA) and it gave a bootup chkdsk I think.

I have used Speedfan the quick test came was fine but the extended test said it was interrupted by resets.

I am not going to run Memtest86 - how long should I run it for?

Alex B
11-07-2011, 12:30 AM
None of those test are as reliable as seatools IME.

pctek
11-07-2011, 09:15 AM
I have used Speedfan the quick test came was fine but the extended test said it was interrupted by resets.

I am not going to run Memtest86 - how long should I run it for?

Not relevant to HDDs. You should run the manufacturers diagnostic software.

inphinity
11-07-2011, 10:21 AM
Speedfan just uses SMART, and failures there are a good sign of problems. As suggested, run the manufacturers diagnostic utility, but I'd suggest it'll find problems.

Running Memtest86 for an HDD fault is like hoping that a faulty oven at home gets noticed when you take your car in for a WOF.

Nomad
11-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Thanks, I will use the laptop's boot diagnostic CD which checks for an array of stuff :)

CliveM
11-07-2011, 10:56 AM
Pm sent