Windows 10: Imminent System Disk Crash. What To Do?

Discus and support Imminent System Disk Crash. What To Do? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a win10 system with a two tera system disk that I think is about to crash. It makes periodic 'speed up' sounds. Like it has suddenly gone into... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by abrogard, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. abrogard Win User

    Imminent System Disk Crash. What To Do?


    I have a win10 system with a two tera system disk that I think is about to crash.
    It makes periodic 'speed up' sounds. Like it has suddenly gone into overdrive. Quite noisy. Like loudly rushing wind or something.

    Only lasts for a second or two and then it lapses back into its quiet humming.

    I have a drive on there with about 150 G free.

    I've been advised in the past and have tried to use Macrium free edition but unless I've clumsily failed to understand and use it properly it hasn't offered me anything else but virtually copy the whole system disk which I don't have room to do.

    Which means: there's no macrium backup to look at.

    And similarly I've tried restore points in Windows previously and other Windows tricks for this eventuality and they've all failed me when it came to it.

    So this time I thought I might jump in before it actually happens and canvass the best advice on how to proceed from right here, now, when it hasn't happened but it sure looks like it will.

    Version: i don't know. It's win10 and right up to date I think.

    Only about 150 G available space. On a USB drive.

    What should I do?

    p.s. I should make clear I'm not worried about the two tera of data on the system disk as such. In my experience we can nearly always recover data.

    The main object is to maintain a running Win10 installation with all the installed programmes still there.
    i.e. the system itself. As I see 'the system', meaning, I suppose 'my system' rather than the bare bones Windows10
    system which is what i keep getting driven back to.

    Job is 'how to maintain my system'. Funny you never see it said like that isn't it? But that's what we all want to do. Maintain our systems. Hmmm.. anyway.... ?

    and a p.s. : yes, I think it's going to be a disk crash rather than a windows crash but I'm not 100% on that. I've known this disk speedup thing occur in both cases - when windows was going wonky and also when disk surface was getting flaky...

    :)
     
    abrogard, Feb 7, 2021
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  2. Help! New system keeps crashing

    It's runing through them now. It's a step forward, as the problem was the system crashing as soon as I pressed the key to boot from the disk, it crashed before I even got to install it. When it's done, I'll burn another copy, see if that works.
     
    Ben Clarke, Feb 7, 2021
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  3. peach1971 Win User
    all games crash!

    I suggest you run rthdribl > http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/archives/rthdribl_1_2.zip
    Increase the window size step by step and watch your vga temps permanently.
    What happens?
    If it crashes, run at stock speeds as suggested before and retry.

    P.S.: When your system locks, does the display signal turn off after a time?
    Stuttering sound or no sound at all when freezing?
    What X1800XT model do you own exactly?
     
    peach1971, Feb 7, 2021
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  4. Threeflow Win User

    Imminent System Disk Crash. What To Do?

    Help! New system keeps crashing

    Ask this guy if he can help ->>
     
    Threeflow, Feb 7, 2021
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