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HDD acting strange this week.

post #1 of 7
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Hello Dear Overclock.net users,

I have been having strange problems with my harddrive (Maxtor STM31000340AS 1TB) since this week. I also wiped,formatted,deleted my whole partition but nothing. Also, I felt like Windows was getting slower suddenly before formatting my previous Windows installation that actually worked but very slowly.

I tried to install Windows 7 a 1000x times, but I always get this error. Windows could not apply unattend settings during pass (OfflineServicing) at the "Installing updates part". I also tried installing Windows 8 Dev. Edition X64 but no go. First time I tried installing Windows 8 it kept me at disk checking and as long as I waited it didn't continue and second time did nothing either.

Still, my harddrive is showing activity, referring to the blinking light on front. I don't get it. Is my harddrive dying? I'm using it for 2 years or so...
Edited by battleaxe231 - 10/27/11 at 12:00pm
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post #2 of 7
Have you tried a new sata cable?

Sounds like the cable is giving up the ghost to me
post #3 of 7
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:O, well, since the SATA cable isn't actually "old" i haven't, but i can always try thanks!

I'll report back!
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post #4 of 7
They can give out any time your symptoms sound exactly like all the clients I've had before
post #5 of 7
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I now swapped the SATA cable with another one that was laying around. I'll report back tommorow, it's getting a little late for gearing with my PC in the meantime.

Cya tommorow Ryanbob!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device Antec 120mm TriColor (blue), CoolerMaster 120mm... Windows 8 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2440H Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard 520Watt SeaSonic M12II CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition 
Mouse
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AMD A6 3420m ASUS/AMD AMD HD7670m / HD6520g CrossFireX *optional* 6GB DDR3 1333mhz ASint 
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post #6 of 7
Alright mate feel free to pm if it doesn't work
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well, the SATA swapping cable didn't work out. I ordered a SSD yesterday, OCZ Vertex 2 120GB . My computer is working again and its blazing fast.

Btw, maybe stupid question, but is it normal that the hdd blinks one time a second?

Also, I've installed Microsoft Security Essentials (Free) and Comodo Personal Firewall (Free), any additionals if that's needed?
Edited by battleaxe231 - 10/28/11 at 4:30pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device Antec 120mm TriColor (blue), CoolerMaster 120mm... Windows 8 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2440H Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard 520Watt SeaSonic M12II CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition 
Mouse
Razer Abyssus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6 3420m ASUS/AMD AMD HD7670m / HD6520g CrossFireX *optional* 6GB DDR3 1333mhz ASint 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Laptop adapter / battery Acer usb 
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Game Killer
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ASUS K53TK SX023V
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 2,8GHz ~ 3,1GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device Antec 120mm TriColor (blue), CoolerMaster 120mm... Windows 8 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2440H Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard 520Watt SeaSonic M12II CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition 
Mouse
Razer Abyssus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6 3420m ASUS/AMD AMD HD7670m / HD6520g CrossFireX *optional* 6GB DDR3 1333mhz ASint 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Yup Laptop standards Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 
PowerMouse
Laptop adapter / battery Acer usb 
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