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#1 omaroo

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

hi i have had this problem b4 and has reappeared. Basically when ever i try to view a video file or open an application my base unit more specifically my HD make a sound for 10 secs and freezes and becomes normal again. Have i got a bad sector on the HD or what. Please help me im getting fed up.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

You will probably need to run the HDD mfr's Diagnostic Utility for that drive. If you need to find it ,we'll need that info.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:16 AM

what is the HDD mfr's Diagnostic Utility. What do you mean.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:51 AM

Most manufacturers have a down-loadable diagnostic tool which when used will tell you what condition your hard drive is in. You will need to find out who the manufacturer of your hard drive is, to do this you will need to look at it inside the case. Turn off the computer and unplug it from the wall outlet before you open the case.

If you can find out who the manufacturer is post it here and I'll provide you with a link for the download.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

You could also right-click on the drive letter, go to Properties, and click on Tools and check it there using Windows on-board utility. It works pretty good for finding and fixing errors.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

dc3 im not used to opening the case as i might damage it. Any other way of checking the manufacturer of my HD.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:53 PM

Yes, download SIW, the link below will take you to the download page. Scroll down to Storage Devices and click on it.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:11 AM

well here are the details.

Vendor- Western Digital
Model- WDC WD307AA-00BAA0.

Is that ok

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.as...d=2&lang=en

Above link is the diagnostic tool you will need for your hard drive. Follow the instructions given for preparation of the floppy and run it.

You will want to run the extended test.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

i downloaded it, where is the extended test.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:36 PM

i tried to install, but is asking for a floppy, i aint got one what shall i do. That wierd sound is occuring alot when im playing a video what shall i do.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:15 AM

what shall i do.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:29 PM

Hi,
I just noticed these posts and since I have a couple of WD drives I downloaded loaded the diagnostics in case I may need them in the future. There are a few choices available for the download. If it is asking for a floppy I suspect you may have downloaded the version to create DOS bootable floppy. If you want to run it from Windows make sure you click on "Data Lifegaurd Tools 11.2 for Windows" first before you download the diagnostics. There is a technical information and FAQ link on the bottom of the page that may be helpful.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:08 PM

well downloaded it for windows, when i open it it gives for option but for a new hardrive. Is that right or not.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:05 AM

No that is not right. There are more support downloads on that page other than diagnostics, the 11.2 version does not appear to have diagnostics on it. The version that wanted you to install a floppy creates a boot disc. It appears that there are three software choices to run the diagnostics, by creating a boot disk for a floppy, a CD boot disc and a version to run directly from Windows. The diagnostic software can be used completely wipe a hard drive and write "0's" to all locations so be careful. Run the extended test. Here is a link to the Windows version of "Lifeguard Diagnostics" in which you do not have to create a CD or floppy if you prefer to run it from Windows.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.as...sid=3〈=en




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