Last week, I got into a quick discussion with my dad about his Acer 7750 laptop. He was telling me that he thought that his laptop was getting slower and slower. Normally, this wouldn’t be an out of place comment if someone was using a laptop on a relative basis, adding a lot of files a lot of music and video and surfing the web a lot, but he didn’t do that.
My dad had his laptop for at least the last four years and it’s worked perfectly, but knowing that sometimes you get the best components with laptops, I decided to check the hard drive for errors and to also check the hard drive S.M.A.R.T. status.
Come to find out, hard drive did have a few errors on and the hard drive S.M.A.R.T. status was showing that the drive was on its way out. I used crystaldiskinfo to get the S.M.A.R.T. status.