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darkeyedmystic
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Registered: ‎12-27-2011
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How to verify if hard drive is failing - E420

Hi,

 

As soon as I bought my 4 month old E420 it started acting weirdly. The screen would randomly freeze and I had gotten a few BSODs. Only after running the laptop in safe mode would I be able to even use it. Then a few weeks ago, I got a check disk screen and after it ran the laptop has been working fine since. I suspect that the hard drive may be failing. Is there a way to verify this?

 

TIA!

 

EDIT: I have installed Win7 Pro 64-bit.

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Re: How to verify if hard drive is failing - E420

Download the HD Tune trial, go to the Health tab, and look for any highlighted entries.

Alternatively, you can use the ThinkVantage Toolbox to diagnose the drive.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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