Computer Hard Drive Issue - Strangest Problem ever!

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  1. shanker

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    So I have 5 hard drives, 2 80 Gig Western Digitals, 2 80 Gig Seagates, and 1 30 gig Maxtor.

    They all have the same problem, when doing intensive read/write, the harddrive will make a single *clunk* then the computer will restart, as the computer restarts, you can hear the hard drive spin back up.

    This is on 2 DIFFERENT computers both running windows XP, Ive tried 5 or so different IDE cables, switched drives from computer to computer and im still having problems.

    In the windows Event viewer, I get a strange error. I will post exacly what it says as soon as I get home ~5:30 central. When I look at the Solution to the problem that microsoft provides, it says "This problem is caused by a failing Cable, install new cables to fix"

    This is the strangest problem Ive ever had w/ a computer.
     
  2. shanker

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    Im also getting so many ECC errors that I cannot install applications via CD-Rom on either computer.
     
  3. JimboJones

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    This happens with any one of the drives connected individually or are they all connected at the same time?
    Are there any similarities between the two computers you have experienced this on?
    Same make/model of motherboard or Power Supply?
     
  4. Stev

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    kinda sounds like a PS problem...
     
  5. shanker

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    There are no simularities between the 2 systems and it doesnt matter if 1, 2 or all drives are connected to either computer.

    In one computer is a 350watt Enermax PSU and in the other is a 430watt Enermax that are both good.

    The Drives make a single Clang, the computer reboots, then I hear them spin up again as when you initially power on a computer..
     
  6. Stev

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    so your saying that u can have 1 of ANY of the drives connected and the problem happens despite the hard drives and despite what system it is in??

    if so there are other issues.
     
  7. shanker

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    yes...

    the actual error is:

    the driver found a controller error on device harddisk/drive/1

    and it doesnt matter which hard drive..they all do it.

    and the CDrom produces an atapi error every time I try to use it also..Ive tried several different cables and produced the same results..

    should I buy all new cables?
     
  8. CyberBullets

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    yes give new cables a try.

    it sounds like a psu issue to me. Im trying to find a site that computes the psu wattage depending on what you have.
     
  9. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    http://www.adecy.com/psu/

    It's fairly accurate. Give it a whirl.

    I ran mine through and got this:

     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I get:
    I'd say it estimates a little high, my PSU is 350W (I think) and I haven't had any problems.
     
  11. JimboJones

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    Any possibility of an IDE controller error in both machines?
    Not very common, but who knows???
    Make sure you have all the latest drivers for your motherboards.
     
  12. 5Gen_Prelude

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    My SCSI drives will pop like that if they are too hot after being under load.
     
  13. accord 4 me

    accord 4 me Goooooooooooooooogle

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    but you ARE having problems, with your hard drives. try out a bigger power supply, if that isn't it you can always take it back.
     

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