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This only started happening about a week ago. Out of nowhere, my PC just froze. The HDD light was solid, but no noise was coming from it. I couldn't do anything but sit and wait. After 10 minutes, I just shut it down and booted back up. But I was greeted with just a black screen. Windows wouldn't boot. I tried again. Got past the Windows loading screen, to be greeted by a black screen again. Both times, the HDD light was solid and no noise was coming from it.

Since then, it's hit or miss. Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes it freezes. Sometimes it stops and goes back to normal. I've noticed lately that I can load some things, but Computer, Documents, those things won't load, or load slowly. Could it be explorer? I got a BSOD earlier, which I couldn't read because my PC immediately restarted when I saw the screen.

I've tried all I can think of, really. And I've had some suggestions. Tried SeaTools, and my HDD passed 3 tests. Tried Memtest and I passed that with 0 errors. I used the Windows 7 disc to try startup repair, it told me nothing was wrong. Although I should mention I tried startup repair before, without the disc, when it told me Windows failed to launch. Here's the gist of what was there:

Problem Signature 01 - 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 - 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 04 - 472
Problem Signature 05 - AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06 - 1
Problem Signature 07 - NoRootCause

I should mention I also scanned my PC completely with MSE, and Malwarebytes. Both came up clean. I tried older drivers for my 560 Ti. That didn't work. So I tried the drivers previous to those, the first made for the 560, and that doesn't seem to have worked either. I had 2 freezes before coming to sign up here, luckily they both stopped in less than a minute.

I don't know if this type of thread should be posted here, but I wasn't sure which was. Sorry if this is the wrong area. Any help is appreciated.

(Should also mention that the 560 Ti was newly installed about 2 weeks ago. Though temps seem fine, and FPS has always been high and steady)
Edited by JustAndrew - 7/20/11 at 2:26am
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post #2 of 19
It seems a problem with the HDD. I had similar to these symptoms with my computer & ended up the HDD was faulty. I tried to backup all my data as best as I can.
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definitly going to have to agree with you headless, sounds exactly like one of my old computers with a dying drive.

if you pull the drive out and plug it in externally to another computer you have a better chance at data restore.
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I see. It's a very odd situation. 2 disk checks in Windows, and 3 tests from SeaTools didn't bring up any errors. So it must be trolling me pretty hard.

So should I just go ahead and grab a new one? If it is the HDD, it's a relief. I don't have much money, but I do have enough for a new one. And it'd be very simple replacing it, thankfully.
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Originally Posted by JustAndrew View Post
I see. It's a very odd situation. 2 disk checks in Windows, and 3 tests from SeaTools didn't bring up any errors. So it must be trolling me pretty hard.

So should I just go ahead and grab a new one? If it is the HDD, it's a relief. I don't have much money, but I do have enough for a new one. And it'd be very simple replacing it, thankfully.
~$54 for a Samsung SpinPoint F4EG 1.5TB on Newegg (5400RPM) or ~$64 for a Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (7200RPM). Good Luck!
post #6 of 19
Sounds like hard drive problem , try to backup all you information and return the hard drive so the store could replace it for you.....
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Thanks for the help, everyone. Glad I decided to come here. I'll definitely grab a new one off of Newegg. I'll report back later if I can to let everyone know the results.

And zorg, I bought this HDD off of Newegg about 3 years ago. I think it's impossible to replace it now.
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Well, WD Black drives have a 5 year warranty [assuming this is the drive in question as shown in your sig rig], and since Newegg has all your invoices auto saved... I'd RMA that sucker

WD makes HDD RMAs absolutely painless. It's smooth sailing ^^
    
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Well, WD Black drives have a 5 year warranty [assuming this is the drive in question as shown in your sig rig], and since Newegg has all your invoices auto saved... I'd RMA that sucker

WD makes HDD RMAs absolutely painless. It's smooth sailing ^^
But would the warranty act as say, EVGA's? Meaning I'd need to have signed up with WD or something, and registered my product within a certain time limit? Because I never did that.
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But would the warranty act as say, EVGA's? Meaning I'd need to have signed up with WD or something, and registered my product within a certain time limit? Because I never did that.
No, you just need your serial number.
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