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Old 08-11-2005, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sometimes i try to open a file and my hard drive light stays on and I can hear it trying to access the file but it just gets stuck. most of the time this results in having to reboot. do I need a new hard drive?
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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might, have you defraged lately
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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jester what the hell are you talking about?? He doesn't even need to defrag.. I think you need a new HDD.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Run error-checking. Right click on the drive, Properties, tools, error checking. Check repair faults automatically, then defrag.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Make sure you get everything backed up, otherwise your next post will be entitled:

CAN DATA BE RECOVERED FROM THIS DRIVE?

LOL, J/K

But seriously, run check disk, run a degrag (it can't hurt), see if it continues.
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Like everybody said, that's a sign of a hard drive going bad. You should backup all your files to a CD or another driver. Once you have a good backup, do a scandisk/chkdsk to see if you can repair the bad sector or any inconsistencies. If you are able to repair the bad sector, do a disk cleanup and defrag.
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