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Hard Drive Failure

By StuLeeds
Nov 27, 2006
  1. Hi could someone let me know what happens if the hard drive fails or overheats ? Thanks StuLeeds.
     
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    You lose all your information, its starts making noises, this is caused by the heads rubbing on the platters.

    You are unable to access your drive you try to boot up

    You get the blinking cursor in the upper right hand corner

    or you need to reseat you ide/sata cable
     
  3. StuLeeds

    StuLeeds TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Its just that the pc keeps on coming up with this (BSOD) saying.

    MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

    STOP 0X0000009C (OX00000004,0X80545FF0,0XB2000000,0X00070F0F)
     
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    It might be a faulty PSU but try running Recovery console by installing your windows installation disk and do a manual recovery and type in CHKDSK /R
     
  5. StuLeeds

    StuLeeds TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    The PC can be on for about 3 hrs and then it comes up with (bsod).
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Drive diagnostic utilities, read through that, get what you need, then run a test. If it passes its unlikely your hard drive is bad.
     
  7. StuLeeds

    StuLeeds TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Hi, I did chkdsk /r and when it got to stage 5 of 5 where it says verifying free space the computer froze.
     
  8. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    not good.

    Did you try the Drive utilities. If you run this and it fails then your drive might be dying.

    Never give up hope until you used up all your resources
     
  9. StuLeeds

    StuLeeds TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    No i just tried chkdsk /r.
     
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