But at the shop we just use the HDD maker's HDD TEST software or just swap in a drive for a test. New laptop drives are about 55 bucks for 500GB drives and with shop rates being over 100 we can't spend hours trying to rescue a cheap part.
Recently I used system restore because AdwCleaner deleted some registry keys and I got unmountable boot volume error. Windows didn't boot anymore.
After that my laptop still had a problem with f4 BSoD . I got it everytime I used a program, even windows updates or troubleshoot.
But today I wanted to check for a dmp file and post it on a forum. I didn't have a dmp file so I decided to let windows update run so I could get the error and with some luck a dmp file.
I saw windows update icon and I let it prepare. It took almost an hour and no error.
The icon told me there are updates so I opened it and saw 138 updates. I clicked install updates and after 10 mins the error appeared. But it was kernel data inpage. And I couldn't enter in safe mode either.
I closed it and after 4 hours I wanted to see if I can boot in windows again.
But no. I can't. Not even in safe mode.
But the error changed.
Now it s back to unmountable boot volume.
I want to ask what might be the problem.
It was so fine until I installed updates. I don't even think any update had time to be properly installed.
And why installing updates messed up my laptop so bad that I can't even boot in safe mode?
Could be hdd failure?
Is that hdd light that sometimes stop working. Even today at some point I thought my laptop was going to freeze because there was a noise coming from inside, then the hdd light didn't flicker (it was black) and I couldn't do anything. Not even moving the mouse.
After some seconds there was the noise again, hdd light started flickering again and all worked normal.
And also the light doesn't work when I reach to starting windows.
And after it stops working windows crashes.
But when I tried Startup Repair it worked. It was flickering but not regular.
There is a program hdd regenerator which is bootable. Is it good to check hdd?