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PC Help: Possible HDD Failure?
« on: December 12, 2006, 12:30:17 AM »

Usually I'd be the one fixing the problems, but now I'm turning to you guys for help.

So I'll be multitasking, and all of a sudden, my computer will lock up. This isn't the normal type of "CTRL+ALT+DEL'able" lockup, I mean, a dead halt. First, the application will freeze up, then the mouse will refuse to work, then I'll try to move it to click on something and alas, I get a single, loud beep. The only fix to this problem is for me to, of course, manually reboot my machine by flipping the I/O power switch, or holding down the primary power button for a couple seconds.

I am thinking that my primary hard drive may be dying. Any ideas?


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Re: PC Help: Possible HDD Failure?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 02:06:48 PM »

I suppose you could single-task instead @_@

Is there any way you can set up something to generate a file once the computer buggers up, that gives you information on everything that was going on  at that time?

Not that I know how to do it, just giving suggestions.

Edit: if this is a bump, disregard it. The post time says 11-12-2006, which to me means December 11, 2006. If it truely means November 12, 2006, then just...m'iunno.


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Re: PC Help: Possible HDD Failure?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 02:24:28 PM »

Hm... sounds more like a RAM issue.

Google Memtest, install and run. See what it says.


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Re: PC Help: Possible HDD Failure?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 06:35:15 PM »

Fresh reformat and reinstall of Windows always fixes software issues.