unresponsive comp - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2007, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Exclamation unresponsive comp

i use a 915gav intel motherboard with a pentium4 2.8ghz HT and a WD 7200cavier 250 gb SATA.
after about 30 min of usage i here a click noise from my HDD and my computer is unresponsive for a couple of sec before coming back to normal

the click is very much like the one my HDD makes to park the header during start and shutdown,so i think it may not be anything wrong with it.

the sequence is a strained click sound from my HDD followed by the HDD LCD bright on and the OS stops responding for 3-5 sec then the same thing happens within the next 15-20sec and again in 50-60sec then the OS responds slower then before.

i looked into the log files the error is described as
"The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort2, did not respond within the timeout period."
and a
warning "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation."

my HDD is brand new which i bought after i was confronted with the same problem with my old HDD a seagete 80gb SATA , i also recently had my motherboard serviced at an authorized intel workshop(though im not sure that they did anything except dry clean it)

my pc config:
pentium 4 2.8ghz
intel 915GAV
512 mb ram
WD 7200cavier SATA
PSU 300W

any help will really be appreciated,this has been bothering we for a long time now.


shapeshiftersam is offline  
Old 11-04-2007, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Field Engineer
SHAWN's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default Re: unresponsive comp

Its defective. RMA it.

A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 11-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: unresponsive comp

well, i have experienced the same problem 3 times with 3 different different HDD so im starting to wonder if its a problem with my mother board
shapeshiftersam is offline  
Old 11-05-2007, 12:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,693
Send a message via MSN to Vaanish
Default Re: unresponsive comp

hmmm. It sounds like it is defective. Nevertheless, Run CHKDSK.
MSI P35 Plat // 4GB DDR2 1033 // HD 4870 // Conroe C2D e6300 @ 2.5Ghz
Vaanish is offline  
Old 11-06-2007, 06:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: unresponsive comp

i have,the thing is i know now that my HDD is gone bad,but im not sure is why it happened, i think there is something else thats wrong with my pc thats doing this.....

can it be beacuse of my PSU ?? its a 300w ,is it sufficient ,its not a "branded" PSU but it has done the job for me until this happened, but with all the technology and "idiot" proofing does a power surge from a PSU really do this much damager?

note: its a SATA2 by the way wd 2500 js
shapeshiftersam is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP ME!! Just built first comp bor3d System Upgrades 18 10-08-2007 04:41 PM
New comp doesnt turn on Gregz Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 9 08-22-2007 06:07 PM
My Comp vs. CPUZ (and Speedfan won't work) Riznarf New Systems | Building and Buying 8 08-17-2007 02:50 PM
Comp won't shut off - weird clicking sound Haoming Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 18 08-04-2007 05:58 AM
Comp won't shut off - weird clicking sound Haoming Viruses, Spyware and Malware 2 07-27-2007 12:02 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.