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I think my hard drive is failing. Not sure though.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by unknown2011, Jan 4, 2011.

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    I use Windows Vista Home Basic and a Dell desktop computer.

    I think I started to run into problems after doing a disk defragmentation. Can using that utility harm your hard disk? I get blue screens all the time now. It sucks.

    The blue screen messages say:
    "BAD_POOL_HEADER"
    "MEMEORY_MANAGMENT"
    "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

    From the way I looked it up everyone gets these and they could mean anything. I will post the minidump files in another post because right now it is not letting me put them in a ZIP folder cause it will tell me that there is no read permission. I will try it in safe mode.
     
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    Oh yeah. It might be helpful if I pointed out one time I was using it and the screen went off and the hard drive started beeping in sets of 4's like: "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP" "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP" "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP" Could have been sets of 3's, but I am pretty sure it was 4's.
     
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