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Postby omega on Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:07 pm

k i ran the test both quick and extensive. there was no errors found with the hard drive.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:59 pm

Could you try using the low-level format option in PowerMax? It will erase all data on the drive, so you'll need to backup your data before running the low-level format.
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Postby omega on Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:25 pm

hi

yep i will try the "low-level format" soon and i will post if that error message still comes up during system boot.

ty
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:20 pm

You're welcome; I hope that helps.
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Postby omega on Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:19 am

i did the low-level format, i still get that message.
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:50 pm

Have you tried another HDD on this motherboard?
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Postby omega on Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:13 pm

yep and the message doesnt appear during bootup.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:25 am

Well, it sounds to me like your HDD isn't going to last much longer. I'd recommend that you just buy a new drive. :(
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Postby omega on Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:06 am

even though no errors were found?
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Sep 13, 2003 4:03 pm

I'm basing my thoughts on the SMART errors that won't go away, even though the software didn't find a problem. Since the motherboard doesn't seem to be finding SMART errors on another known-good hard drive, I would suspect that the problem is the drive, and I personally wouldn't trust it to keep data.
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Postby Han on Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:25 pm

A friend had similar problems with a new 40 Gig (7200 rpm) Maxtor - sometimes the plates just wouldn't spin up. I replaced it under warranty for Seagate and since then the PC works flawless.
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Postby omega on Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:11 pm

m... oh alright. time to save up for a new hard drive

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