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I think my HDD is failing...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nicolae, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. Nicolae

    Nicolae Thread Starter

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    In the past week I've gotten a stop error on boot about "SystemRoot/system32/Config/Software" being corrupt or unreadable twice. (I've had to reimage twice, too).

    Also, every linux install I've tried in the past 2 weeks (All slackware 10, 3 different installation media) has invariably crashed with bad block and unreadable block errors.

    I ran housecall antivirus, it didn't find anything.

    Oh, and I ran the diag disc that came with the HDD (... which according to Device Manager is a WDC WD12 00JB-00FUA0 SCSI Disk Device, which is bull, it's an IDE device connected though a promise ATA/66 PCI controller...)... and it said everything was alright.

    OS: Windows 2000 SP4
    P3 500 MHz
    384 MB RAM

    I also have a second HDD (IBM Deskstar 20 GB), thus far it's not shown similar symptoms, but I rarely use it, so.

    This is really annoying me, the HDD is only 6 months old...
     
  2. ratchet

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    Welcome to TSG.

    You can download and run Western Digitals diagnostic software, Data Lifeguard Tools



    As it only 6 months old you might be able to get it replaced.

    Warranty Info
     
  3. Nicolae

    Nicolae Thread Starter

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    Thanks, and...

    I checked, it's the same version as on their site...

    Now I just have to find out where the receipt for it is...
     
  4. crjdriver

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    It reads as a scsi device because it is connected to a promise controller. Have you tried an install with the hd connected to a mb ide?
     
  5. Nicolae

    Nicolae Thread Starter

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    Not yet.
    The mobo IDE is only ATA/33, though...

    Still, I'll try that later. I think I'll rerun the disg disk just to see what it comes up with.
     
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