Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools for Soft Repairing
Powerful Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools
Here are the hard drive diagnostic utilities available from
some popular hard drive manufacturers:
WD (Western Digital)
Hitachi Global Storage
There are also freeware utilities available on the web that
will let you know when your hard drive is about to fail. Use third-party
software for hard drive diagnostics if:
You have already run chkdsk, and are still experiencing
serious problems that make you suspect disk surface errors or imminent hard
You don't know the manufacturer of your hard drive and
aren't confident of taking apart your computer to find out.
You've already backed up your hard drive! If you suspect an
upcoming hard drive crash or a bad disk surface error, back up your data
immediately - don't fiddle round with installing hard drive diagnostic software
until you've done this important step.
In fact, if you are aware enough of potential computer
problems to run hard drive diagnostic software, you've already won half the
battle. Back up your data and replace your hard disk - hard drives are
incredibly cheap nowadays. Buying a new drive is much cheaper than trying to
recover data from a failed one.