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Problem With Hard Drive...

I ran a test on my hard drive for errors, and the test shows:
Linear Seek test failed
Random Seek test failed

I am wondering what this means, and what could be wrong with my hard drive.

Please help.
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lpcoms
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LucFCommented:
Try one of these, they might be able to fix it for you, if they can't, I think you have a failing drive.

Hard Drive Diagnostics

*****Vendor Specific Support/Diagnostics*****

Maxtor/Quantum (Fireball) http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
Samsung http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic
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LucFCommented:
If they can't fix the errors on your drive, start looking for another drive now, and start backing up your data ASAP.
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chicagoanCommented:
The drive is not working, or not working well, I presume.
LucF's suggestion to use the manufacturer's utility, if available, is a good one to make sure you take advantage of any advanced diagnostics a particular manufacturer may have. If the data is of no importance, a destructive test may put the drive back into service.

Unfortunately, the general fix for seek errors is
Replace Drive and Retest.
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lpcomsAuthor Commented:
I also think the hard drive is failing as LucF suggested.
I used pc doctor to run a full hard drive test.
It said there were multiple problems with the drive, and it gave me the following codes:
2711-202
2811-201
2811-203
2811-204

The Funnel Seek test also failed.

I really appreciate everyone's help.
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LucFCommented:
Ok, failing drive, If you have important data on it, just get it off while you can, then just replace the drive.
Sorry for the bad news, Don't kill the messenger :-(

LucF
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LucFCommented:
ThanQ
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