Is my Harddrive dieing on me??

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Is my Harddrive dieing on me??

Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:44 pm

I have been having some problems recently with my 2nd harddrive. today it stopped responding. I use it for storage (music, pictures, and other files).

I was listening to some music today on the comp and the music decided to stop. i was trying figure out why and my drive seemed to "disappear". it wasnt listed in my computer anymore... so i restarted. then it wouldnt start up. once it froze on the windows load screen, once it froze before windows loading, once it froze where you choose to boot in safe mode or regular etc.

so i unplugged the second drive, restarted, and it worked fine. so i turned off, plugged the drive back in and turned it back on. now it works fine. i dont understand.

I checked the event viewer and there is a lot of events. These events are repeated a bunch of times. here are some:

Source: Disk
Event ID: 51
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation."

Source: atapi
Event ID: 9
The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort3, did not respond within the timeout period.


Source: sr
Event ID: 1
The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000185' while processing the file '~WRL0005.tmp' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume4'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.
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Post by bubba » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:09 am

yup, sounds like it to me. I would get the info off pronto just to be safe. If its still fairly new I would send it in on warenty.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:20 am

If you can get it back working by chance pull your data off ASAP

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Post by KnightRid » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:48 am

Ditto

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I will sometime get good results by pulling it and putting in an external enclosure!! I got a couple hard drives data off that way when the computer would not find them...wierd, but it worked :)
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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:02 am

ya, i am getting all the goodies off of it. I havent had it that long. (maybe year, maybe a little more). I got all the important stuff off last night. now i am just getting all my music. (though it is important, it is replaceable.) It is a Maxtor 6B250S0. what type of warranty they have for these?

Its a good thing have that extra SATA harddrive i won here a while back!!

Is it typical that the drive would work, then not then work then not... it did this a little bit a while back but i reformatted it and it worked since (up to a couple days ago.)
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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:57 am

yes it is typical for it to do the symptoms you described. Get the data off ASAP like said, and then look to see if the drive is still under warranty
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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:12 pm

will i need the receipt for warranty?
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Post by kenc51 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:22 pm

AFAIK Maxtor only has a 1yr warranty, and yes most places require a warranty........unless you bought it from a local store.

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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:46 pm

hmmm...i dont remember where i bought that thing, or when. i guess i get to dig through receipts tonight. JOY!!!
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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:07 pm

no reciept, just hope on maxtors website punch in the serial and it'll tell you
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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:15 pm

is there a way to get the serial # without looking at the drive itself?
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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:18 pm

Sandra XI will detect it. Not sure if its right, I'm checking now.


Edit not right for Hitachi, checking my WD

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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:56 pm

Serial Number B60QBX6H

Seagate Part Number L01S250-S6B6

Warranty Status Expiration 19-Mar-2006

"Out of Warranty
This drive is out of warranty with Seagate. Repair service for out of warranty products is available only to contracted customers."
Well, that sucks...guess i have to get me a new one. any suggestions? ~250 gigs.

what can i do with the old one? shoot it with the shot gun?
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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:07 pm

you could, just watch out for shrapnel.


Depends on what you want to spend. Huge fan of Hitachi's here. Best drives out there right now.
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Post by bubba » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:17 pm

shooting it is fun, but your range may have issues with it.

Got a friend with at drill press? Have'em drill a hole in it.

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Post by dgood » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:53 pm

I say hitachi I love mine. Hated all maxtors and WD drives I've had.
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Post by tomato » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:44 pm

I'd go with a beefy Seagate HD myself... and avoid anything Maxtor ;) Good luck!
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Post by dicecca112 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:51 pm

you realize Maxtor is Seagate now right?
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Post by bigblockmatt » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:16 pm

ha... thats funny. I think i am going to hold off on buying a new drive. i need to save some cash. something hopes on sale, i might grab it, but i am in no real need for a new drive.

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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:32 pm

bigblockmatt wrote:
Serial Number B60QBX6H

Seagate Part Number L01S250-S6B6

Warranty Status Expiration 19-Mar-2006

"Out of Warranty
This drive is out of warranty with Seagate. Repair service for out of warranty products is available only to contracted customers."
Well, that sucks...guess i have to get me a new one. any suggestions? ~250 gigs.

what can i do with the old one? shoot it with the shot gun?
Don't do that... a shotgun will just bounce stuff off and it will come back at you. A local car club guy got an AR-15 for X-Mas and about a week later shot himself in the head.... NO BS... He was using armor piercing rounds at a steel target 25 yards... To make a long story short it bounced back and hit him right above the eye and the bullet tumbled along his skull and ended up above his ear...

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After:
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awww he took the after down... I asked him to put it back up...

Anywho if you shoot it be careful and do it from a safe distance. I've had stuff come back at me from 100 yards and by the time it hit my clothes it hardly hurt. Advice from a guy that does this.

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