View Full Version : My Computer is Dying

24-03-2004, 09:55:53
It started with temporary freezes then crashes. I keep getting kernal_data_inpage_errors and unmountable_boot_volume errors. Now I can get about 20 minutes of use before it starts crashing and resisting reboots. I then have to wait about a day to use it again. I ran a virus scan but found nothing. I used my computer's diagnostic disk and found nothing. I used chkdsk and it said that I have unrecoverable errors. I've installed no new software or hardware or downloaded anything recently. I am going to get my hard drive replaced, but I'd like to know what could have happened.

24-03-2004, 11:45:53
Maybe just time related deterioration ? Everything has a lifespan after all.

Unless you heard that horrible crunch sound as the head hit the surface the other night :)

24-03-2004, 14:11:27
check things like fans etc are all operating. but it sounds like it most likely is a fucked up hard-drive.

25-03-2004, 06:02:29
It's only 1 and 1/2 years old. Fortunately, it is still under warantee, but it's a bitch having to ship stuff to and from China as they won't send it to me in China directly.


Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
26-03-2004, 04:56:02
WE've had HDDs die after three months, so age isn't necessarily a factor.

Of course, sometimes it's user error - my infamous MIS manager had managed to kill three in as many years. And I have ANFI how she does it...?

Sir Penguin
26-03-2004, 06:32:38
I don't know, do you?


The Mad Monk
26-03-2004, 09:28:41
How warm is the room it's in? It might be overheating.

No longer Trippin
26-03-2004, 19:31:34
Did Hitachi or IBM make the drive (btw 60 and 75 gig?). If so there was a firmware for it to fix it else it had a very good chance of dropping the arm. Most OEM's, if they use 7.2 drives, mount them a bit cleverer or will actually bother to have them near an intake. Still they are picky to hear and a long I/O transfer isn't the best thing for them. Either way the drve is dead.