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    Over the last few days ..something is happening to my hard drive ...

    the computer locks up ...at the same time i hear a click from the hardrive ...like it the reader head was being snapped to one side .

    i have to restart my computer to sort it out.

    is this a sign of hard drive failure ..is it over-travelling ..
    can this problem be sorted .Ive tried checkdisc.

    all the best.markj

  • #2
    Try a S.M.A.R.T. hard drive diagnostic tool. All modern Hard Drives have SMART technology built in. It simply logs every time an "event" happens, and the smart software will tell you if the drive is likely to fail any time soon. If I was you, I'd go make an image of your hard drive with some kind of HD cloning software like norton ghost. It sounds like the drive is on its way out. Is it a Western Digital?

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    • #3
      I would say its time for a cloned back up.
      I have usually found it is when the drive gets hot, I have put them in the freezer on occasion to give me enough time for a backup.
      Max.

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      • #4
        here is the smart information on this drive

        Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)
        Date : 2010/05/12 19:20:22
        -- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
        + Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
        + Primary IDE Channel (0)
        - ST3500630A
        + Secondary IDE Channel (1)
        - TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612
        - HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
        -- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
        (1) ST3500630A : 500.1 GB [0-0-0, pd1]
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        (1) ST3500630A
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Model : ST3500630A
        Firmware : 3.AAF
        Serial Number : 9QG6G5F0
        Disk Size : 500.1 GB (8.4/137.4/500.1)
        Buffer Size : 16384 KB
        Queue Depth : 1
        # of Sectors : 976773168
        Rotation Rate : Unknown
        Interface : Parallel ATA
        Major Version : ATA/ATAPI-7
        Minor Version : ----
        Transfer Mode : Ultra DMA/100
        Power On Hours : 15570 hours
        Power On Count : 892 count
        Temparature : 35 C (95 F)
        Health Status : Good
        Features : S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA
        APM Level : ----
        AAM Level : ----
        -- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
        ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
        01 119 _97 __6 00000C0F5D88 Read Error Rate
        03 _99 _93 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
        04 100 100 _20 000000000383 Start/Stop Count
        05 100 100 _36 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
        07 _68 _60 _30 005C1F6C47F2 Seek Error Rate
        09 _83 _83 __0 000000003CD2 Power-On Hours
        0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
        0C 100 100 _20 00000000037C Power Cycle Count
        BB 100 100 __0 000000000000 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
        BD 100 100 __0 000000000000 High Fly Writes
        BE _65 _52 _45 000023230023 Airflow Temperature
        C2 _35 _48 __0 000E00000023 Temperature
        C3 _69 _54 __0 00000109A502 Hardware ECC recovered
        C5 __1 __1 __0 0000FFFFFFFF Current Pending Sector Count
        C6 __1 __1 __0 0000FFFFFFFF Uncorrectable Sector Count
        C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
        C8 100 253 __0 000000000000 Write Error Rate
        CA 100 253 __0 000000000000 Data Address Mark Error

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        • #5
          Id buy a new disk and backup reguardless.
          Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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          • #6
            Get a new drive, soon.

            I bought a new Seagate drive because I figured 3 years was stretching it for my original drive.
            Three months later, the Seagate started making scritching sounds, like a bird scratching on a metal surface.
            I replaced it immediately and bought a Western Digital USB External drive, just to be on the safe side.
            When Seagate says your drive is guaranteed, they mean they will replace it with a reconditioned drive, if it fails.
            I'm not comfortable with that.
            I've had better luck with W.D. drives.

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            • #7
              I personally wont buy anything other than seagate. I have had worse luck with all the others. Drives are cheap, keep one as a backup. Though I did find an AIT 260GB tape back up yesterday. Its big enough to be usefull.

              But back to the post, get a new drive quick.

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              • #8
                YOUR DRIVE IS FINE!!!! -> Health Status : Good (did you read the output???)


                Get a free MEMORY (aka RAM) tester. Lockups are generally RAM going bad. HDDs will spit errors. Anyone who's ever run a LINUX distro with a bad hdd (or unplugged an external drive by accident) can testify to the volumes of errors that an OS will throw for read/write errors.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ligito
                  Get a new drive, soon.
                  I've had better luck with W.D. drives.
                  I usually stick to WD as well, I have a WD MyBook that I keep all of my PC's, laptops etc, backed up on using Acronis.
                  Good Insurance!.
                  Max.

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                  • #10
                    http://panofish.net/how-can-i-check-...ve-is-failing/
                    Last edited by panofish; 05-12-2010, 09:53 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Farbmeister
                      YOUR DRIVE IS FINE!!!! -> Health Status : Good (did you read the output???)


                      Get a free MEMORY (aka RAM) tester. Lockups are generally RAM going bad. HDDs will spit errors. Anyone who's ever run a LINUX distro with a bad hdd (or unplugged an external drive by accident) can testify to the volumes of errors that an OS will throw for read/write errors.
                      yup downloaded the microsoft memory test tool ..the hard-drive clicked during the test ..the memory passed all the tests and extended tests ....

                      then it wouldnt boot into windows after ..'cause of the click ..
                      so memory ok
                      hard drive not
                      will back it up tommorow.

                      all the best.markj

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                      • #12
                        I had a Raid 0 array with 2 40 gb WD's. One day one of them went click, had a blue screen of death... Everything was gone.. Since then, only been using Seagate.

                        I remember when IBM deskstars were considered the best, then one day they were known as death stars...
                        I've been hearing that Hitachi actually makes one of the most reliable and quiet drives on the market now. Also been hearing many unhappy people with Seagates as of late...

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                        • #13
                          OT, but I love your wordpress template. I need to dive into the process of making my own.

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                          • #14
                            I just tried downloading that Seagate utility and got a virus warning. Something about a Trojan using the "dropper" scheme.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CCWKen
                              I just tried downloading that Seagate utility and got a virus warning. Something about a Trojan using the "dropper" scheme.
                              What virus scanner did you use?
                              Are your virus scanners signature files up to date?

                              The link I reference on my blog for the seagate utility directs you to the Seagate Manufacturers website.

                              To double check it... I downloaded the utility myself and then uploaded it to the ultimate virus scanner at http://www.virscan.org

                              Virscan.org uses 36 "up to date" virus scanners to scan any file (up to 20mb) that you upload. It returned only 1 out of 36 hits. In my experience this is safely considered a "false positive" and does not contain a virus. Here are the results for the scan:

                              VirSCAN.org Scanned Report :
                              Scanned time : 2010/05/13 00:04:24 (EDT)
                              Scanner results: 3% Scanner(s) (1/36) found malware!
                              File Name : SeaToolsforWindowsSetup-1202.exe
                              File Size : 14249472 byte
                              File Type : PE32 executable for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit
                              MD5 : 321ae99fc6a1dedb4e37a789c29b62d1
                              SHA1 : cac529a54539c7aeb88b78090e247ca99e10a607
                              Online report : http://virscan.org/report/8b40cb0c62...50b42a79d.html

                              Scanner Engine Ver Sig Ver Sig Date Time Scan result
                              a-squared 4.5.0.8 20100508053127 2010-05-08 1.11 -
                              AhnLab V3 2010.05.13.01 2010.05.13 2010-05-13 1.49 -
                              AntiVir 8.2.1.242 7.10.7.96 2010-05-12 0.25 -
                              Antiy 2.0.18 20100513.4367487 2010-05-13 0.13 -
                              Arcavir 2009 201005121519 2010-05-12 0.15 -
                              Authentium 5.1.1 201005122138 2010-05-12 1.36 -
                              AVAST! 4.7.4 100512-1 2010-05-12 0.59 -
                              AVG 8.5.793 271.1.1/2870 2010-05-13 1.76 -
                              BitDefender 7.81008.5874605 7.31639 2010-05-13 3.89 -
                              ClamAV 0.95.3 10997 2010-05-13 2.04 -
                              Comodo 3.13.579 4829 2010-05-12 0.97 Heur.Suspicious
                              CP Secure 1.3.0.5 2010.05.13 2010-05-13 0.95 -
                              Dr.Web 5.0.2.3300 2010.05.13 2010-05-13 8.24 -
                              F-Prot 4.4.4.56 20100512 2010-05-12 1.33 -
                              F-Secure 7.02.73807 2010.05.13.01 2010-05-13 4.47 -
                              Fortinet 4.0.14 11.933 2010-05-12 0.14 -
                              GData 21.143/21.48 20100513 2010-05-13 8.04 -
                              ViRobot 20100512 2010.05.12 2010-05-12 0.47 -
                              Ikarus T3.1.01.84 2010.05.13.75849 2010-05-13 6.62 -
                              JiangMin 13.0.900 2010.05.11 2010-05-11 1.24 -
                              Kaspersky 5.5.10 2010.05.12 2010-05-12 0.08 -
                              KingSoft 2009.2.5.15 2010.5.13.10 2010-05-13 0.74 -
                              McAfee 5400.1158 5980 2010-05-12 0.02 -
                              Microsoft 1.5703 2010.05.12 2010-05-12 6.98 -
                              Norman 6.04.12 6.04.00 2010-05-12 4.00 -
                              Panda 9.05.01 2010.05.12 2010-05-12 3.16 -
                              Trend Micro 9.120-1004 7.164.02 2010-05-12 0.09 -
                              Quick Heal 10.00 2010.05.13 2010-05-13 9.05 -
                              Rising 20.0 22.47.02.04 2010-05-12 1.46 -
                              Sophos 3.07.1 4.53 2010-05-13 3.30 -
                              Sunbelt 3.9.2421.2 6297 2010-05-12 9.63 -
                              Symantec 1.3.0.24 20100512.005 2010-05-12 0.50 -
                              nProtect 20100512.01 8189905 2010-05-12 13.04 -
                              The Hacker 6.5.2.0 v00278 2010-05-09 0.49 -
                              VBA32 3.12.12.4 20100511.2022 2010-05-11 4.04 -
                              VirusBuster 4.5.11.10 10.126.27/1999201 2010-05-12 6.12 -

                              Another useful virus scanning website is http://virusscan.jotti.org
                              It will give you almost the same results, but it only uses 19 virus scanning software packages.
                              Last edited by panofish; 05-13-2010, 01:26 AM.

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