I think my HDD is failing...

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Nicolae

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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...
 

Nicolae

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Thanks, and...

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

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

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?
 

Nicolae

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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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