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So, the hard drive is being screwy again. Last time it did it, it was apparently because of "bad sectors" which just fixed themselves one day. That was about 4 weeks ago when I bought the HD, it's been perfectly fine ever since. Today I cleaned out the computer, which involved taking the HD out of the case and putting it back in after. Immediately after booting it up Windows took about 5-7 minutes to load, instead of the usual 20 or so seconds. Windows is also now throwing the following errors in the event viewer (at least a handful since I turned the computer on again):

An error was detected on device \\Device\\Harddisk0\\D during a paging operation.

How the hell could this has possibly happened? I didn't man handle the drive, it was gently placed on a table while I worked on the case, then put back in as usual, secured with the same two screws that was securing it before, in the exact same orientation that it was working in before. I didn't make any other changes to the hardware. It's all the same stuff, it just was physically moved out of the system momentarily so I could clean the case. I've already checked and double checked the connections on the cables, and have swapped them out for others just in case. No change at all.

I've got a 90 day direct replacement on this thing which will be expiring quite soon (I bought the drive on June 22): should I just say to hell with it and exchange it anyway? I really don't want to do this cause it involves a crap load of effort to back everything up, and to re-install everything after... but I don't want to have to buy a new HD again once the 90 days is up and in the case this thing continues being stupid.

I'm also worried that this is a problem I somehow caused or possibly not... I mean, are lemons really that frequent? It would technically be two in a row for me if so, cause the reason I bought this drive was because the one before it puked out as well. I'm worried that I'll end up getting a replacement and just having this crap happen again.

Anyway I'm pretty frustrated

... the damn thing survived a new system build just fine, now this apparently cripples it...
    
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First off all try a HHD Error check using the trial of TuneUp Utilities - It helped my old maxtor when it was giving errors

Its a 30day full usage trial
    
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Thanks, downloading that now.

If it throws errors, I'm gonna spend the day backing things up and I'll be exchanging it.
    
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How'd it go mate? I hate seeing people lose data - I have Nearly had over 30Gb of music lost once and I nearly cried.........

Backups FTW
    
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Backed it all up and exchanged the drive. New one is working fine but they exchanged it for a KS instead of an AAKS

Well it's working fine now at least... if it screws up again, obviously something inside of my PC is weird. Which would suck, cause I just built it.
    
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