Spin Retry Count

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  1. TONPumper

    TONPumper Registered Member

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    What does this mean, and is it bad that my count keeps increasing every so often? I have a 488GB TOSHIBA MK5065GSX ATA Device (SATA). I used Speccy to get this information.
     
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    ariolic.com/activesmart/smart-attributes/spin-retry-count.html
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    Count of retry of spin start attempts. This attribute stores a total count of the spin start attempts to reach the fully operational speed (under the condition that the first attempt was unsuccessful). A decrease of this attribute value is a sign of problems in the hard disk mechanical subsystem.
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    and some comments
    http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/storage/should-i-worry-about-spin-retry-count-247667.html
     
  3. TONPumper

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    Thanks for that. My hard drive just crashed last night, so I just ordered a new one.
     
  4. TONPumper

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    I guess I shouldn't say that it crashed. Whenever I boot my computer, I get the BSOD with an error code 0x00007b (I don't know how many zeros there are but I know that it ends in 7b) during the splash screen. I am running Windows 7. I have ran a check disk but it didn't do anything--or if it did, it didn't fix my problem. I have done my research and two different websites suggest that the problem is a corruption in the registry. They give suggestions on tools to download in order to fix the problem, but how do you fix the registry of a hard drive that won't boot?
     
  5. jonyjoe81

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    with these kind of problems you also have to rule out the motherboard as the problem. I had a problem where I was getting bsod's and delay write errors. I suspected a bad drive and replaced it but it was a motherboard problem. You can always remove the drive and piggyback it onto another computer with a usb adapter or slave it into an open available slot. Thats how you can check it.
     
  6. J_L

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    Try adding that tool onto BartPE or another Windows PE.
     
  7. TONPumper

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    I installed my new HDD and checked the Spin Retry Count just being paranoid. When I first checked it, it said "100 (253)" but I checked it yesterday and it said "100 (100)." Is this one dying too? Why did the second number decrease this time?
     
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