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Hard drive write failures; reads fine

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrpro, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. mrpro

    mrpro Thread Starter

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    I have a 2nd hard drive ( 120Mb) that I installed about 1 year ago. It's been that's working fine until about 2 months ago. I cannot write to it; get disk write error blue screen. I have no problems reading. It passes all the disk dianostics I could find, including powermax.

    Any ideas?

    thanks,

    mrpro
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Hi and welcome. I'm going to assume you mean 120 gigs, not megs.

    What does the blue screen read? Disk write error? Sometimes diagnostics pass, but the drive is bad. I'd try to RMA it.
     
  3. rmay635703

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    Second backup drive contents, then RMA!

    The top two causes of that
    1. Bad Drive
    2. Unstable system

    99% of the time its number 1

    If for some reason you want to check try running the drive in a different system, if it works fine something odd is going on. (I've had a few times thats happened and I found my PSU was dying)

    Good Luck

    PS drive utilities are not designed to fail a drive unless its REALLY dead many less obvious failures blow right by,
    if you can get your hands on spinrite that will either fix the drive or kill it totally so it quits working. Thats usually how I determine once and for all a drive is toast.
     
  4. Triple6

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    As a quick test you may want to try the hard drive in another computer. If its does the same thing it be the drive, if it works then it'll be your computer.
     
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