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Old 03-13-2009, 11:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds like Mak was right then - either HDD or PSU failure. Checking what PSU you have involves openning the case and reading the label. It is very possible for a HDD to be good for a week and then die. You could try running a memtest86+ to take the HDD out of the equation.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would bet PSU. 230V isnt that much really. I mean you have the mobo to power, CPU, 2 HDD's and all that other stuff. So i would say getting a better PSU would be the first thing to try.

It is rare but it can happen that HDD's die after a short period of time. But honestly i have only seen it happen a couple of times.

Did the drive make any noises or anything? Give you errors when trying to read or write data to it?
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Hi,

when the hdd was working, it didn't make sounds, and it functioned perfectly.
and what is this memtest86+?
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MemTest86+ is a RAM testing software. It is used to test the RAM of your system to make sure it is fully functional and that your RAM doesnt have any errors.
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Hi,

so right now i should just buy a PSU to see if my harddrive will work?
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That would be the first step i would take. The PSU you have now could very well be under powered for your devices and could very well be what is causing your issue. But without testing a more powerful PSU there is no way to be certain.

It is the first logical step in trying to resolve your issue.
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