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#1 Makdag15

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Hello,

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Intel q6600 quad core processor
8gb ram
750 gb hdd

When booting my computer i get a disk read error message.

When i use the disk it loads the files and then goes to windows starting screen. Only problem is windows never starts.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

Have you tried reseatting all connections, peripherals first specially for the hard drive? Any changes prior to the problem?

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#3 Makdag15

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

The processor was getting really hot and thats when all the problems started happening. I believe somewhere around 70 degrees celcius. I got some artic silver and reseatted everything as far as the processor goes.

Tried reseatting everything on the hdd still has the same windows loading screen.

Im a complete novice and only have one desktop how do i know if i have hardware failure?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

In general when you get the Disk read error it indicates a hard drive problem.

Determine the brand of hard drive and run the appropriate diagnostic and report back.
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When i use the disk it loads the files and then goes to windows starting screen. Only problem is windows never starts.


I'm guessing that you mean the Windows DVD?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yeah i was talking about the windows dvd.

So i ran the test and that is definitely the problem.

Here is the error message:

Time for a new hdd or try to fix it with the options?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Yeah i was talking about the windows dvd.

So i ran the test and that is definitely the problem.

Here is the error message:

Time for a new hdd or try to fix it with the options?


I would try doing the repair that seatools offers. It will mark the sectors as bad so they cannot be used, and push them to the back of the disk.

Keep good backups of your data though, as usually when there are some, there will be more to follow.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

As jtokarchuk says try the repair and if it succeeds keep a eye on the drive.

If there is anything on the drive you want to get off of it I would do that first then go for the repair.

If the repair fails then time for a new drive for sure.

If you think you will need a new drive then I suggest looking around. I see a SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5 Inch 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) on special for $129.99 that I'm thinking of ordering to speed up a small Windows Home Server 2011 by using it as the boot drive. Google shows til 1PM Eastern time today the 14th.

Yesterday I ordered a 2Tb Hitachi on sale for $109.99 to be the data drive.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

Thank you for all the support everyone. Its much appreciated.

I have a external hdd for all of my stuff so im really not worried about backing anything up. So after doing the repair i will have to reinstall windows on my comp? Is it similar to formatting but puts the bad sectors at the end of the drive?

What causes this to happen?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

You should be able to enable S.M.A.R.T in the BIOS to have the disk check itself and report any impending failures. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

Hard Drives have a 100% failure rate -- it's going to happen at some point. They are delicate electronic parts, and they wear out over time.

Little known tip: Hard drives have usually a 5 year warranty on them. You should call the manufacturer and seei f you qualify for a replacement (less cost of shipping)
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