How's my HDD?

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Is it poorly?

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Looks like it on its way out.

Do you have another disk to hand that you can install a free copy of windows on? Also, backup any important files.

Then format the Maxtor disk. Once formatted, use Western Digital Data LifeGuard (or similar) to Write Zeros.

Read this: http://www.addictivetips.com/window...al-hard-drive-bad-sectors-how-to-repair-them/

Although this can help disks with bad sectors, it's unlikely it will completely fix the problem. You are much better buying a new disk. Prices are starting to drop again after the floods.
 
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Any suggestions on what's a good buy? As if I think about it, this HDD is pretty old and looking at the speeds it's not worth even 'repairing'.
 
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