Coputer Freeze and Harddrive click

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Well yesterday I heard my harddrive clicking and the HDD light was steady. When I turned on the screen it was froze. After a restart it worked fine for awhile and then did the same thing. It was really sluggish loading up windows and then it froze again. Checked the logs and nothing showed up there. Also checked SMART and that said everything was fine (Even though I know its not very accurate).

    Gonna try to reinstall Vista later today and see if that helps. (It's been awhile).

    You guys think this is software or hardware?
     
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    don't try to reinstall that could be bad


    download the seagate seatools iso and boot to that... Test the hard drive and controller.
     
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    Backup what you can, its over.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I was afraid of this. I'll have to test them, hopefully its not my raptor but probably since the os is freezing.
     
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    Downloaded sea tools for windows and ran them on the raptor. I ran Short and long drive self test, short and long generic test. All passed. Still running them on my seagate storage drive. It passed the Short DST, waiting on the long test.

    How accurate are these tests? Is it possible I may just have corrupt data?
     
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    you need to do them with the bootable version -- not the windows version.

    you must also test the controller.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Tested with the bootable dos version, all tests came out ok. How do I do about testing the controller?
     
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    seatools.

    reading > you.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So how does that explain how to test the controller? I used seatools and wd diagnostics. Both for windows and their bootable versions. Neither had any options for testing the controller.
     
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    the bootable iso of seatools will test the controller.
     
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    Get yourself a copy of hirens boot cd. It is a bootable cd with tons of differnt testing apps. It has all the utilities you could possibly need to find the cause of this problem. However I can tell you right now if the hard drive is clicking its already dying.
     
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    This is almost certainly true.

    Backup everything you need to keep, asap.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I will have to look for that option again later.

    I checked and my raptor is under warranty until 2010 so I backed up my documents just in case it goes. Also backed up the essential stuff on my storage drive in case that is the problem.

    Reinstalled windows and so far no problems what so ever. I guess time will tell. Later tonight I'm going to pull one of my spare drives out of the file server and install windows on it for minimal downtime just in case.

    Hopefully come xmas time I will be building a new rig anyways :hsd:
     
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    You want to test a drive with tools from that specific manufacturer.

    Don't use Seagate Seatools to test a Western Digital drive

    Download WDC's tools off their own website.


    Btw it sounds like it's bad RAM
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you are a fucking MORAN!
     
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    No, not really

    You can test with other manufacturers tools, but if and whenever possible you should use Tools released by the specific manufacturer as they are written to recognize their own drives. This is called common sense.
     
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    No, not really

    In fact, it further demonstrates what a fucking dumbass you are. SEAGATE DID NOT WRITE SEATOOLS. It was *LICENSED* by ONTRACK. Ontrack still sells the product to other manufacturers and to consumers. I suggest Seagate Seatools because its FREE, it's EASY, it WORKS on all drives, and FAST to download.

    You however, are a tool.
     
  18. PC Principle

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Motorola Q: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; Smartphone; 240x320) Opera 8.65 [en])

    :Owned:
     
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    Did I state that Seagate writes their own Tools? No

    Read Carefully jackass
    I stated the tools are released by the manufacturer and written to recognize their own drives (i.e their own product)
    written to recognize their product != written by the manufacturer.

    Again, common sense and reading comprehension seems to evade you.
     
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    You ARE AN IDIOT!

    Seagate Seatools works with ALL drives.
     
  21. ParTyBoy

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    No, I'm not an idiot, I made a statement and I stand by it. You on the other hand are making yourself look like a jackass.
     
  22. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    no, you were :Owned: plain and simple.
     
  23. ParTyBoy

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    No, you simply read too far into my posts and then made a jackass out of yourself by having poor reading comprehension.

    Any competent tech would not recommended using tools from another manufacturer.

    One specific scenario, which details exactly why..

    If Seagate only updates Seatools 1-2 times a year when a new series or product is released, this means that their tools are not updated to recognize new drives from other manufacturers that may be released between Seagate Seatools revisions.

    You would not find yourself having this potential problem if you simply downloaded Disk Tools from each manufacturer.
     
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    No, I am a very compentant.

    you obviously have NO idea how these tools work.

    Incorrect. Your lack of experience would indicate to me that you can't even pass a CompTIA A+ cert... And even having A+ doesn't prove jack-shit.
     
  25. ParTyBoy

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    I'd find that difficult to believe as you can't read

    I'm waiting for you to go out on a limb and prove me wrong by listing how each specific Tool released by each manufacturer operates. Prove me wrong by claiming that ALL manufacturers tools only test for bad sectors.

    :mb:
     

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