Program to scan Laptop HD needed

Hi,

does anybody know of an good (commercial) program that can scan the hd for errors. A friends laptop crashes from time to time (some folders felt on it) and I think it's due to the hd.

Any ideas?


Greetings,

su-n
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jvuzCommented:
Do you know the brand of the hard disk?
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su-nAuthor Commented:
I know that the manufacturer of the Laptop is from Fujitsu. I don't know if the HD is also from them.
But I can get the info soon.

Greetings,

su-n
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hard Drive Diagnostics

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

fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic

or try some generic drive testers

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ZDU http://www.webattack.com/get/zdu.shtml
Zdu is a diagnostic utility for disks & directories. It comes as a GUI version as well as a command line only version (both included).

Everest Home Edition http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?dlid=1&lang=en
An easy to use report wizard allows you to create detailed reports in the format of your choice

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DiskChecker http://www.webattack.com/get/diskchecker.shtml
Disk Checker is a disk diagnostics, repair and disk image tool for FAT and NTFS.

Drive Health http://www.webattack.com/get/drivehealth.gif.shtml
Drive Health helps you to estimate your hard disks life resource. It allows you to predict possible hard drive failure
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rindiCommented:
Most harddisk vendors have utilities which you can download to check their disks. They usually advise you to do that before creating a warranty request. Those utilities should do the job you want done. You should make sure that you have backed up the disk, as those utilities write to the disk when doing the more extensive scans.
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huntersvcsCommented:
A crash may not necessarily be due to problems with the HDD.  Check the events log to see if anything unusual has been happening and post it here.

Run the usual antivirus and antispy programs available to insure the computer is clean.  Abrupt crashes could be caused by overheating, graphic problems, or just registry corruption.
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su-nAuthor Commented:
Hi and thanks a lot for the help!!!

 I used the fujitsu tools to scan disk. The hd is damaged, failed the test.

Greetings,

su-n
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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rindiCommented:
Since the disk failed, visit the manufacturers HP where you should be able to check if it still has warranty. If yes you will have to send the disk to them and they will replace it with a repaired disk.
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