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    Thumbs up [RESOLVED] diagnose hard drive

    I have a hard drive on my sister's computer that runs real slow and sounds ( a slight click) every couple of seconds) not good

    I ran plenty of checks for virus and stuff, I suspect a bad hard drive.

    Dell has I think a ctrl-alt-D to check their hard drive, this is a Western Digital.

    I downloaded the latest LifeGuard stuff, but there is no diagnose tool. I thought there use to be on old LifeGuard things.

    anyway, it's 200 gig 2 years old, and I would like to make sure it dead.

    any tools (free) to check the hard drive

    TIA

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    download UBCD. It has hard drive diags, as well as a bunch of other tools

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    Western Digital does have diagnostic software listed for download.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    thanks for your guys help, I'm trying to do this from safe mode, which may be causing some problems.

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    DON'T RUN DIAGS FROM WITHIN WINDOWS. You need to use a boot disc.

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    did fix my problem with chkdisk, but still can see any diagnose on the lifeguard tools.

    I download a new one 11. something, all I see are: 1. View installation tool bar 2. set up your hard drive 3. utilities 4. hard drive information

    I would think utilities would have it, but no and hard drive info. only has info.

    I must be missing something, but can't find it.

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    I tried to make a bootable cd, can't do it.

    I download the file, extracted it, then put it on a cd

    won't boot up on start up, I do have the BIOS saying boot from CD first

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    I think my problem is I have downloaded about 3 copies of ubcd, I can't find the correct one to down load

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    got it this time, don't know what i was doing wrong.
    thanks

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    did fix my problem with chkdisk, but still can see any diagnose on the lifeguard tools.

    If you've fixed the problem with chkdsk there is nothing wrong with you HDD.

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