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Seagate Freeagent External Hard Disk - Paging Error


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#1 abanerji

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:02 PM

I bought an external hard disk (FreeAgent 160GB, Model # ST901603FGE1E1-RK) in February 2008. The purpose is data backups of my PCs (all XP-SP2). Whenever I use this external hard disk (from any of my PCs), there are always a few occurences of the following in Event viewer :-

Type: Warning
Source: Disk
EventID: 51
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\D during a paging operation

My other external hard disk is a Western Digital (procured about a year ago), and so far, I have not come across any such error message when I use it.

Should I be concerned about this error event in my Seagate FreeAgent? Since this is a data backup device, I am worried.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:13 PM

First thing I would do is run a diagnostic on the hard drive.

You can download Seagate's diagnostic program from here.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:54 AM

Once the diagnostic is finished, also run CheckDisk on the drive.
Open My Computer, right click on the drive and select "Properties"
Then click on the Tools tab, then click on "Check Now"
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

Thank you, Budapest and usasma. I will follow your good advice.




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