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Hard Drive keeps reconnecting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samuelb07, May 27, 2013.

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  1. samuelb07

    samuelb07 Thread Starter

    Oct 22, 2007
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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 4092 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 158703 MB; E: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 236480 MB; G: Total - 307196 MB, Free - 276771 MB; H: Total - 307196 MB, Free - 271636 MB; I: Total - 51199 MB, Free - 51097 MB; J: Total - 10236 MB, Free - 9177 MB; K: Total - 22034 MB, Free - 21784 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-880GM-UD2H
    Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled


    I'm having trouble with my Hard Drive. Whenever I'm in a game, it will be running fine without a hiccup for around an hour, and then it will pop up with "Steam.exe has failed" or something along those lines. The game will force close, and a few minutes later a bunch of autoplay windows will start popping up for my partitions, showing that the drive has been connected.

    I've reformatted the hard drive using Windows Disk Management, reinstalled the games completely. It could be my PSU but I'm not sure how to go about checking if this is the problem. The only game that has caused it to crash is Football Manager 2013, but I have completely re installed that game and the problem still occurs.

    The hard drive is internal, not external.

    I have ran CrystalDiskInfo before and after the format. Before the format, it gave me a Caution sign for C5 Current Pending Sector Count, but after the format this caution sign went away, and the health status was changed to Good.

    Could anybody provide some advice? Thanks.
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    You can test the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools. Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.
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