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Well i was playing cs:s and then my game froze and it kept looping the gun shot sound over and over again since it froze right when i shot. Then when i tried to boot, i get this error


Status: 0xc00000e9


Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured.


Switching the sata ports that my hard drive is connected to fixes the problem temporarily, but is my hard drive failing?



and before all of this, i came home after leaving my computer on and it was on a screen that said it couldn't find a certain windows file and wouldn't boot so i booted into my CD and repaired, then i got the above error.
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post #2 of 8
have you run HDtune to see what that reports on your SMARTS tab? Do a health check and see what that comes back with.

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HD Tune, and then try an antivirus scan. I know, it sounds odd, but a full scan caused me HD crashes and RAM related crashes. It could also be that, RAM.
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Scanning for viruses right now..

HDtune says the drive is in an "Ok" state and the error scan came out fine.. hmmm
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Might try running a memtest later if the scan doesn't crash. Are you running a "quick" scan or a "full?"
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Might try running a memtest later if the scan doesn't crash. Are you running a "quick" scan or a "full?"
I did quick scan, i'll do a full scan when im done scanning for viruses incase that may interfere.

I just looked up the issue and this is one of the few helpful things i found.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-8e2a99d67b80

But im stumped on what hardware could be causing this I/O error...?
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By what I understood from that link, it could be something in the BIOS maybe? Resetting your OC or putting your CPU back to an X2 if you have it unlocked?
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post #8 of 8
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By what I understood from that link, it could be something in the BIOS maybe? Resetting your OC or putting your CPU back to an X2 if you have it unlocked?
I did this a while ago but i still got the freezing and everything would go unresponsive in windows, i havn't had that particular problem for a few weeks though
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