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#1 Guest_amerkiller1995_*

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

hi guys
my hdd crap is freezing very often even if nothing "memory eating" is running
when i opened the pc and i touched the hdd a few minutes after the freeze, it was hot
the hdd is also loud as a jet engine and slow
how can i "fix" my pc?
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

my hdd crap is freezing very often


What does that mean?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

sorry for the misspelling. i meant "my crappy hdd"

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:08 PM

Does the same thing happen in safe mode? If so, then I think you've diagnosed the problem yourself.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:19 PM

Does the same thing happen in safe mode? If so, then I think you've diagnosed the problem yourself.

i dont use the safe mode much but i think no

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

Perhaps you could try and let us know.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:26 PM

Perhaps you could try and let us know.

i was on safe mode for about 30 minutes today and no freeze. but the freeze can happen 3 minutes after using the pc or 4 hours after using the pc.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

I would run the appropriate diagnostic on the hard drive, to confirm or eliminate it as a suspect.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:09 AM

I would run the appropriate diagnostic on the hard drive, to confirm or eliminate it as a suspect.

Louis

i'm sure its the hdd because when the pc froze and i touched the hdd it was extremely hot (after 30 minutes of working it has 41*C)

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

I would not take any chances and BACKUP your data while you still can.

Then run the manufacturers diagnostics as Louis suggested.
If it fails the diags your only option is to replace the drive.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

Make this post #3 with I agree with Hamluis and Eyesee, run a proper disk diagnostic tool to determine your hard drive's current health status.

I am popping in here to make a suggestion to you Amer.

When a hard drive exhibits signs of very high temperatures, this is an indicator that your hard drive is situated in an area where it is not getting a sufficient supply of cool air flowing past it.

Hard drives have servos and motors, those release heat such as any energy consuming device does.

If you wish to extend the life of your hard drive, be it this one or your new one, I strongly suggest adding a case cooling fan to the case front, that is if this is a desktop computer, so it is blowing in toward the hard drive.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:31 AM

thanks
i ran the diagnostics and my hdd passed them but while digging in the internet i found 2 possible causes of the problem
1 overheating as you stated before
2 power supply
can someone tell me if everything is ok?
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

Are you in a climate where the room temperatures are normally near or above 100 Degrees Fahrenheit?

Your hard drive, which is a Seagate Model ST3250824A shows a temperature of 42C or 108F and that is just the temperature that is displaying at the time you took those images.

The hard drive diagnostic program usually shows a warning or notice that the drive has a history of being above normal temperature for any length of time, but then again, it also depends on the software if it does report that problem.

You should try to direct some air flow in the direction of the hard drive, it will extend its life cycle considerably.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:49 PM

no i am in this bleephole in poland it's not hot here...
btw i am in such a fantastic situation that i have only 1 fan, the pc is near the radiator and the space between the fan and the desk is 20 cm

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

no i am in this bleephole in poland it's not hot here...
btw i am in such a fantastic situation that i have only 1 fan, the pc is near the radiator and the space between the fan and the desk is 20 cm

I have never been to Poland, but I still think it is a great country.

My Father's Grandmother and Grandfather were from Poland and they were great people and so are the citizens of Poland.

I would suggest adding another cooling fan to the computer case if it is at all possible.

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