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Well... That was brief

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by Mer, Aug 29, 2007

  1. Jan 11, 2007
    It appears my return to PF was short lived. You won't see me around for the next little while...

    Some of you guys may remember that my computer would occasionally crash while playing CSS. I had said that it was annoying, but I was too lazy to troubleshoot the problem and would get around to it later. Apparently, I waited too long, and now have all the time in the world to troubleshoot it.

    My computer died (again).

    All symptoms are point to a hard drive failure. I will troubleshoot the problem tomorrow, but fully expect to have to buy a new hard drive and reinstall everything...

    ...I will keep you posted.
  2. Feb 3, 2007
    Damnn that sucks Mer.... Sucks to Hear that ;x
  3. Apr 9, 2007
    want to attempt to retrive ur data (if u had anything good on there)
    1) get 3 sandwich bags and seal them (make sure u get the air out)
    2) put it in the freezer for 24hours
    3) as fast as u can take it out and plug it into your computer
    3/5) get another hard drive to back up ur precious data
    4) you have 30minutes.

    Or if u cant get it to work and your computer supports SATA2

    500GB Seagate HD ^.^ exact one that i got and im lovin it.
  4. Dec 29, 2006
    Seagate is for noobers. WD is where the action is :razz:
  5. Apr 9, 2007
    Ive had 5 WD hd's die on me jsut after the warrenty is ended....... :frown: atleast with seagate ill get 5 years out of it :wink:
  6. Jun 29, 2007
    i use the segate 7200.10 perp recording

  7. Jan 11, 2007
    There's no worries about lost data: I have an external HD hooked up to my computer which I periodically use to back-up my data (I haven't done a ful backup in about 3 months, but there isn't anything critical that I will miss over the past 3 months, so no big deal).

    I've had the external HD for longer than I've had this computer --did I mention that the external HD was made by Seagate? Hmmm...

    Let's just say that as far as I'm concerned, Seagate has a much better track record of product life spans than WD. Thanks for the link, Kyle... I just may have one of those hard drives in the near future...
  8. Jan 11, 2007
    Well, I opened up my computer and checked the SATA and power cables to both my hard drives. One of the power cables was *slightly* loose, and now my computer boots up with no errors. I ran a diagnostics program on my hard drives and both check out as operational. I also was able to fully back-up all my data (in case the hard drive is still about to crash).

    I'm not done troubleshooting the problem, and harbour no illusions that the problem was completely fixed by tightening the power cord... but I certainly feel a lot better about my situation.
  9. Apr 9, 2007
    A loose cord was your problem O.o whens the last time u opend ur case and checked the cabling lol
  10. Jan 11, 2007
    Today :razz: