Need Help Interpreting Diagnostic Info

By ryaned
Oct 15, 2006
  1. Good morning,
    I have just completed running hard drive diagnostics using Maxtor Powermax that concluded that my hard drive was failing and needed to be replaced.
    Then ran Hard Drive Inspector that reported my hard drive had errors but was OK. I ran these in attempt to find out why my computer was shutting down repeatedly. Can someone help me with the apparent different conclusions with the diagnostics.
    I am enclosing my system data obtained from Everest Thanks Ned

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name RYANED2 (ryaned2)
    User Name Owner

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20 x 100)
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GL
    System Memory 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (05/28/02)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
    Monitor HP Pavilion MX75 (THLEM04280)

    Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Maxtor 4D060H3 (60 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Optical Drive CyberDrv CW058D CD-R/RW (32x/12x/48x CD-RW)
    Optical Drive LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I would be inclined to trust the Powermax programme.

    In any case, I suggest you backup any important data ASAP.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. ryaned

    ryaned TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Will back up, then decide whether to replace the hard drive or the whole system. ned
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