Question

Problem with my computer

I have my Toshiba laptop for almost 3 years now.
2 weeks ago, I reinstalled Windows 10 for a fresh restart.
Yesterday, I downloaded Malwarebytes to scan my computer, It found some errors and viruses that I never thought of.
After correcting and putting the virus in quarantine, I was asked to restart my computer which I did.
The computer was abnormally slow, after the blue windows 10 screen, it took about 15-20 minutes before the welcome screen, Then 15 more minutes before the login screen, after I put my password it took at least 30-45 minutes to load the start screen. I couldn't open anything, when I pressed the home button the computer froze.
I then tried to reinstall windows again. Unfortunately it says "Windows cannot be installed on this disk, the disk may fail soon"
I tried a system restore, it failed saying that something about windows/app
I tried chkdsk C: /f /r /x which failed after taking the whole night.
I don't know what to do at this point I have important data on my hard drive, and I don't want to buy a new hard drive either.

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Problem with my computer
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Problem with my computer
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
That is typical of a failing HDD.

Try a new HDD and see if that clears it up. I read you don't want a new HDD so maybe it's the end for this laptop. You could run Linux off some USB memory stick or CD/DVD but most folk relent on replacing the failing HDD. It's pretty cheap.

But some ask if a failing HDD can be repaired. My answer is not any longer. The cost to repair the HDD is north of a thousand bucks.

- Collapse -
I've seen this on the web.

Some application may changed your hard drive to a dynamic drive. It has not any hardware problem and this problem can be solved.

- Collapse -
Solved.

Thanks but could supply the link to how you solved it?

- Collapse -
Buying new hard drive

Well, I tried formatting and reinstalling Windows that didn't work.
I guess my only hope is to buy a new hard drive. I've been using ubuntu until then.
Do you know a reliable Site where I can purchase one ? Something not too expensive.

- Collapse -
It's a big world.

CNET Forums

Forum Info