Symptoms of my harddrive dieing ?? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010
Default Symptoms of my harddrive dieing ??

I've recently been having trouble with my seagate 80GB SATA Hdd, and was wondering if you guys could help me out.

The first sign of this was when windows showed an error about how it had successfully recovered some data from the registry. Problem was this message kept popping up, so I did a system restore with a windows tool. After rebooting from this, windows said it needed to do some sort of task at a blue screen, and it started deleting files, then restoring them. After this, I was unable to load windows at all due to a message saying it couldnt find kernel.dll file.

I thought it may be a virus, so I booted from the XP disk, deleted both partitions on my hdd, formatted, and then reinstalled windows. However, after a few hours of use, i get the original message of how "windows has recovered some data from the registry." Mozilla firefox also said it was missing a file, even though it had been working. Finally, a little sheild at the bottom near the clock said to run Chkdsk utility, but that didnt help.

So is there a way to fix this, or shall i just buy a new Harddrive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Old 02-17-2005, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Tuskatappaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Finland (Winland)
Posts: 163
Default

Definitely sounds like broken hard drive, but before you buy a new one, you might want to check your hd power cable and data cable if they are somehow broken.
__________________

__________________
\"Lähimmäisenrakkaus on huoraamista!\"
Tuskatappaja is offline  
Old 02-17-2005, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 106
Default

You should run a hard drive utility from seagate. This will tell you if the hard drive has any physical sector errors.

http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html

Download that, follow their directions and let us know what you find in your log report.
__________________
<b><a href=\"http://www.switchphase.net\" target=\"_blank\">Computer and I.T. solutions for small business</a></b><br><b><a href=\"http://www.laptoprepairdirect.com\" target=\"_blank\">Laptop Repair Direct</a></b>
switch is offline  
Old 02-17-2005, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

I've have those problem but it was because I had bad ram
EricB is offline  
Old 02-17-2005, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 86
Default

Could also be a virus hiding in Memory, Possibly a bad cable, mebbe needing low level formatted with the proper drive utilities

quite a few reasons thats justa start..
__________________
Trukindave

Always on the road and smokin the BigTruk
TrukinDave is offline  
Old 02-17-2005, 07:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

test your hard drive and do a full low level format with this

http://downloads.maxtor.com/_files/m...s/powermax.exe
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.