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Hard drive or Motherboard failing, thinking HDD.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BuRnT.SaWcE, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. BuRnT.SaWcE

    BuRnT.SaWcE Thread Starter

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    Hi guys. Over the past month I have been getting soft locks on my pc, a few BSOD here and there, CRC errors when transferring files etc, files not opening on the drive - it is my oldest of 3 drives and so I think it's going to kick the bucket.

    The RAM I have in my system was just purchased so I know it isn't that - although I will run memtest on it eventually when I have everything backed up.


    So I have run HD TUNE and the warnings are this only


    -Ultra DMA CRC Error count


    Number Date/Time Current Worst ThresholdData Temp

    1 7/6/2011 8:56:22 PM 200 200 0 192

    2 7/6/2011 8:56:37 PM 200 200 0 192

    3 7/7/2011 3:49:00 PM 200 200 0 192

    4 7/7/2011 3:49:04 PM 200 200 0 192

    5 7/7/2011 4:11:33 PM 200 200 0 192

    6 7/7/2011 4:17:09 PM 200 200 0 192

    7 7/7/2011 4:19:06 PM 200 200 0 192

    8 7/7/2011 4:19:08 PM 200 200 0 192

    9 7/7/2011 4:19:13 PM 200 200 0 192



    Current Pending Sector

    Number Date/Time Current Worst ThresholdData Temp

    1 7/6/2011 8:56:22 PM 200 200 0 data column-> 78

    2 7/6/2011 8:56:37 PM 200 200 0 78

    3 7/7/2011 3:49:00 PM 200 200 0 78

    4 7/7/2011 3:49:04 PM 200 200 0 78

    5 7/7/2011 4:11:33 PM 200 200 0 78

    6 7/7/2011 4:17:09 PM 200 200 0 78

    7 7/7/2011 4:19:06 PM 200 200 0 78

    8 7/7/2011 4:19:08 PM 200 200 0 78

    9 7/7/2011 4:19:13 PM 200 200 0 78

    10 7/7/2011 4:20:18 PM 200 200 0 78





    Also there are a bunch of others that say "OK" but they have many numbers under "data" and "current" as well too.. Let me know if this is abnormal.. Several photographs have failed to transfer from this drive to my backup drive now - luckily only maybe 5 or 10 out of over 1000, but it still worries me - as well, the drive I am backing stuff up to now has

    -Ultra DMA CRC Error count - Threshhold data : 14,000 something

    But I am thinking maybe this is because I am attempting to back the files up to there. No other warnings on that drive.

    As well, the bad drive once did not show up under My Computer, and also when trying to boot it just would hang and not detect the drive, and therefore my OS wouldn't start. I Just fixed this by disconnecting the Sata cables to the Mobo, then reconnecting - it started up OK and here I am backing up files now.






    Thanks very much for your time, sorry this is a bit erratically written. Any thoughts or advice greatly appriciated.
     
  2. Triple6

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    New RAM can indeed be faulty, or not fully compatible.

    But you need to run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the hard drive in question. You may also want to try a new SATA cable. Every manufacturer puts out diagnostics that are available to download on their website.
     
  3. BuRnT.SaWcE

    BuRnT.SaWcE Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response, should have run diagnostics before posting. Here's the result

    FAIL
    Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 2 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 65 (Error Log Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2!
     
  4. BuRnT.SaWcE

    BuRnT.SaWcE Thread Starter

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    Other drives passed the quick test. I'm actually pretty glad this is the problem as I'd rather replace a HDD and I didn't lose much data at all. Whew.

    Oh, and knowing this result, I'll still try replacing the cable if indeed you think it's still worth it, after all there's no reason not to - but I think I'll get everything in order for a clean install before messing with it.

    Thanks again for your time
     
  5. Triple6

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    You can replace the cable if you like, but that doesn't appear to be the problem. The drive is failing, if its less than three years old it may be under warranty.
     
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