I recently purchased a WD10EALS Caviar Blue 1TB HDD for a new computer. As soon as i fire up windows 7, I get the error: Windows has detected a problem with your hard disk.
I ran the Western Digital Lifeguard Diagnostics program, and I see an X under Smart Status with a big fat red FAIL.
Under attributes, everyhing looks fine except:
Re-allocated Sector Count. ID 5. Value: 64. Threshold: 140. Worst: 64. Warranty: 1.
My question is: is there any way to fix this? I dont mind wiping out my HDD, since this is new and I dont have anything on my computer yet. Or do I need to return the HDD? The computer so far runs mostly okay, except when opening some web pages or dling drivers and things, it sometimes hangs.
thanks in advance!