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post #11 of 22
no point in formatting and restarting... get a new HDD. you look like you need it.

also, from personal experience, be sure to put a good fan in front of the HDD to cool it, if you can... and treat it like a baby - handle it with extreme care... on this rig, my first HDD died suddenly when i was shifting around components, and after getting an RMA, i placed a fan in front of this one (i belive the fan cooling my HDD is more powerful than my CPU's exhaust fan, actually), and i don't touch it at all, only the cables (sata, power), and even then sparingly... Hopefully that ought to get you may hours of solid life from your system..
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post #12 of 22
Same thing happened to my old rig. Ended up being a bad HD, theres nothing you can do about it. Theres a lifespan for any computer component.
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Since SeaTools didn't find anything I was kinda hoping it wouldn't be hardware related, oh well. Didn't even last a year. Guess I'll just wait till it breaks, good think I have a backup. Thanks for the help guys, +rep.
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post #14 of 22
why wait till it breaks, though? why not RMA it? and say it's pitching up errors, which it is?

you should be able to get a replacement since it's probably still under warranty
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post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farin View Post
So I was using my computer like any normal day and out of nowhere it locks up and once I restart it it gives me the following message:

A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

Of course that by restaritng it I ended up getitng the same message a few times so I eventually gave up. I turned it off and tried again in a couple minutes, this time it got to my desktop but once I tried to do anything it froze up once again. Haven't downoaded anything lately so I'm really not sure what it could be. I really hope it's nothing critical. I've tried googling but there arent many recent/useful results. Any on clue on what it could be? Using vista premium 32-bit if anyone wonders.

+rep to useful posts

Edit- Posting from the affected comp. Turned it off for a while (like 20 mins) and everything seems to be working fine now. I'm sure it won't last for too long so I'm still open to any sort of advice.
It can be a bad HDD. However it's also worth noting the same thing can happen if you have a bad SATA cable. I've had it happen to me. I went nuts thinking my HDD was bad and it was only my SATA cable.
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post #16 of 22
I have the same HDD and probably got it about the same time as you. I haven't had any such issues with mine but I'm sure seagate will replace it for ya.
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Bad raid drivers or raid is not setup properly in BIOS. Reinstall your raid drivers. Insure that all physical connections are all made. I've had similar problems with my A1 are you using BIOS p31? I hope your drive is not dead although it is a possibility.
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post #18 of 22
Format with dban http://dban.sourceforge.net/ reinstall the OS, once right away it is installed get something like speedfan or everest to read hdd temps , speedfan can analyze youur hdd aswell n it will tell ya if something is wrong.

See if that helps at all.

I would run chkdsk /f meaning checkdisk and if anything wrong it will fix it if needed.

http://www.computerhope.com/chkdskh.htm
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by zalmancooled View Post
Bad raid drivers or raid is not setup properly in BIOS. Reinstall your raid drivers. Insure that all physical connections are all made. I've had similar problems with my A1 are you using BIOS p31? I hope your drive is not dead although it is a possibility.
P32, does it matter even if I'm not using RAID? Wouldn't that have caused problems way earlier, not like 7 months later though?

It has been fine for the past days, I'll use a different SATA cable if I get errors again. Should that not work, I'll try your suggestion joohny. If it ends up breaking I'll just RMA it, 5 yr warranty.


Thanks for the help guys.
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Just for the record, I changed my SATA cable and everything has been working perfectly since. I'm pretty happy
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