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Old 01-30-2006, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, about three months ago i placed my 200 watt logitch subwoofer next to my comp. Soon after i began experiecing all kinds of crshes and lockups during gaming and normal use. At first i thought it was a power problem so i bught a new power supply but that didnt helpl. Then i suspected a hard drvie problem but still o luck. I have since moved the sub away from the computer but still experience some lock up. Most of my problems come from extracing cab files duing game installations. I cant even install windows.net framework 1.1 with out an error. When i try i get an extracting failed message. If any one has any idea what ocomponent may have been damaged by the subwoofers magents plaese help me out. Also i have reinstalled my os since moving the sub so i dont know what the problem is.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe the magnetic forces somehow screwed up your drive

ie: magnetic forces interfered with your drive during a write/read which caused permanent bad sectors.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HARD DRIVE IS SCREWED

The sub uses magnets to produce sound / the hard drive flips magnet N/S with billions of little magnets to save bits as 1/0.

THAT IS WHY THERE IS A WARNING "KEEP AT LEAST 2 FEET FROM PC"
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so i need noew hard drives?
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you could try a format. it may just be that the data has been corrupted
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yea the hard drive itself probably isn't dead, just alot of the data. magnets are the best way to permanently destroy data on a hard drive. never put any speakers close to your case...
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I had a similar problem, just ran a chkdsk at bootup and win fixed the bad sectors.

Now if I could just get rid of this discoloration on my monitor...
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Its called EMI, Electro Magnetic Interference. And putting speakers close to any computer hardware is not a bright idea.
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The only hardware that is magnetically sensitive in your everday PC is floppy drives and hard drives.

Oh, and CRT monitorsare. Their is a slight chance it's corrupted data, however I would say this is not related to the sub, beacuse their low power subs, and hard drives are pretty immune to magnetic fields now.
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There seems to be some truth to Chris says... this taken from a Myth Busting-type website:

The same goes for hard drives. The only magnets powerful enough to scrub data from a drive platter are laboratory degaussers or those used by government agencies to wipe bits off media. "In the real world, people are not losing data from magnets," says Bill Rudock, a tech-support engineer with hard-drive maker Seagate. "In every disk," notes Rudock, "there's one heck of a magnet that swings the head

I wonder what caused those bad sectors then..?
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