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I always forgot to add things. That too. That was my first guess on why I was freezing.

It's a weird freeze though. My music will start looping a second over and over and I can still move my mouse around and click stuff. But as soon as I click stuff, what ever I clicked freezes. If I press start the menu gets frozen open and I have to do a hard shutdown.

My HDTach is below.
HAHA! Knew it, stupid WD2500KS

I just RMA'ed one that was doing the same thing your are describing. With WD's own utility I was getting cable errors.. but there was nothing wrong with the cable (tried the other drive on it and it was fine)

RMA that sucka.. (I know it stinks)

They also sent me a black topped one instead of the silver top that I had.. so now my drives dont match..
post #12 of 19
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Nooo...

The drive they sent you back, was it a newer one or was it another 2500KS?

EDIT: And the SpeedFan S.M.A.R.T says "Ok" next to pretty much everything. And what I'm thinking is if it DOES come down to my HD, I'll just buy a new one and slowly wait for this one to die, lol.

EDIT2: Whelp.. Stock seems like it just prolonged the freeze... So it's PSU or HD and from the BIOS and SpeedFan, my voltages are looking fine.
post #13 of 19
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Nooo...

The drive they sent you back, was it a newer one or was it another 2500KS?

EDIT: And the SpeedFan S.M.A.R.T says "Ok" next to pretty much everything. And what I'm thinking is if it DOES come down to my HD, I'll just buy a new one and slowly wait for this one to die, lol.

EDIT2: Whelp.. Stock seems like it just prolonged the freeze... So it's PSU or HD and from the BIOS and SpeedFan, my voltages are looking fine.
Another 2500ks, but just black...

You are still under warranty my friend, check your serial # on wd's site

both of my drives were OEM and they are still warrantied until 2010

ALSO, my HD would pass SMART tests fine when it was working right, but it would lose connection intermittently.. thus the random freezing. This drive has been in for a week with no signs of my previous problems (it used to freeze within 10-15 minutes before). Intel's RAID manager reported a drive error at post but it would boot and run fine for the most part..

Its your hard drive man..
post #14 of 19
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Well this is lame...

I bought it from Newegg and that's not even the right drive they're showing even though I wrote the S/N down right.

EDIT: Now it seems to not be doing it... ***?
post #15 of 19
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See below.
post #16 of 19
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Alright, triple post. Please somebody kill me.

Well I wrote down my S/N wrong and I DO still have the warranty on it, so I sent it out earlier.

I figured out the culprit. I had a fan that somehow got a blade knocked off so it was causing a small amount of vibration. Well, eventually that vibrating caused my HD to go whack and eventually fail. I smashed that fan against the ground and called it a night.

Moral? If you have a fan missing a blade, it is NOT OK to leave it in your case. This is a good example. Thanks much guys for your help, +rep since I was having trouble last night and was pissed.
post #17 of 19
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Alright, triple post. Please somebody kill me.

Well I wrote down my S/N wrong and I DO still have the warranty on it, so I sent it out earlier.

I figured out the culprit. I had a fan that somehow got a blade knocked off so it was causing a small amount of vibration. Well, eventually that vibrating caused my HD to go whack and eventually fail. I smashed that fan against the ground and called it a night.

Moral? If you have a fan missing a blade, it is NOT OK to leave it in your case. This is a good example. Thanks much guys for your help, +rep since I was having trouble last night and was pissed.
Wow, glad you discovered what the problem was mate.

I wouldn't have thought such a small thing could have affected things in such a big way. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for such things in the future
    
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I dont think it did. I doubt it did. But maybe.
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post #19 of 19
My computer kept saying I had corrupt files and such when I tried to install large downloaded files. I was getting a bit nervous because this happened before and it was due to a dying HDD. So, out of hope(and desperation) I dropped my OC and tried again. Everything worked smooth after that. I think it has something to do with Vista combined with the summer heat. Who knows. Maybe this will help though.
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