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Old 09-09-2005, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Internal HDD Issue

I first installed my storage HDD without a hitch and it ran flawlessly for a week or so. Then out of nowhere I tried to access it and the system locked up and upon a reboot scan disk said it had errors which it "fixed"and the drive remained unusable until i made storage HDD drive primary master and acted like I was installing XP from DOS because the first thing it does is a format. All other programs I tried refused to format it. After format it ran good for a few days and now I have extreme lag again (long enough to want to hit it with a hammer)whenever i try to run anything off of it. Diagnostics all come back "Drive is working and useable". Windows recognizes it and shows me its contents I just cant run anything of of it. I can however usually cut/copy and paste contents to my system HDD. Any ideas why its locking up?

System specs: XP Pro SP1 (SP2 sucks!)
AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8 GHz
128MB ATI Radeon 9600SE
System HDD: Western Digital 60Gig NTFS
Storage HDD: 160 Gig SeaGate NTFS
MOBO: Soyo K7VME with VIA Chipset
and yes all the drivers are up to date according to the manufacturers' Web Sites
Thank in Advance!

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Old 09-09-2005, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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download and run powermax from HERE

see what results you get.

Unfortunately your best option may be to get whatever you can off the drive, then get a new one. Maybe you can return it from where you got it??
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