still no fix :(
how do i check that the hdd is communicating with the mobo?
I had this problem before but it fixed itself... but countless rebootings...if i remember correctly.
EDIT: I tried again, and it worked, but i have tried wihout plugging in anything except my screen and power...
EDIT: I think my hard drive is screwed...
Last edited by Tigman_1; 19-01-2009 at 11:02 PM.
What would cause my pc to do this? I mean it was idling, and then boom!
EDIT: now it says disk read error, press crtl + alt + del to restart.
Download and burn to disc your HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tools, which you can find on their website (Seagate's is called Seatools, for example). Run the full test (which will probably take a few hours). If it fails, well, your hard drive is stuffed. It could also be things like your southbridge failing (not exactly a great thing in itself) or something as simple as a power supply being dodgy or even your SATA/IDE cable. So poke around, you know. Be adventurous.
[QUOTE=Tigman_1;186356]EDIT: I tried again, and it worked, but i have tried wihout plugging in anything except my screen and power...[QUOTE]
Power supply failure? It certainly sounds like it. Your PSU could have bombed out and your hard drive undervolted itself and is now malfunctioning. Its not rare, but its not common either, and doesn't usually happen. As usual, at this time of night, thats the only thing I can think of.
it happens in routine like every 1 month lol...that computer shop (Nexture) is a dumb bum. full stop. They lie to me on purpose, what they think i'm noob or something? Im gonna try and grab as much data as possible. Thanks for the help, ps. how do i test if the southbridge is failing?
how can I tell if i am under volting my HDDPower supply failure? It certainly sounds like it. Your PSU could have bombed out and your hard drive undervolted itself and is now malfunctioning. Its not rare, but its not common either, and doesn't usually happen. As usual, at this time of night, thats the only thing I can think of.
ive got my pc working agina, but it's way way slower than usaull. I have fraps, and playing a particular video alsways agme me 30 FPS. now it onl gives me 5FPS.
should I do a system restore?
seems to be back to normal. Thank goodness, thanks for the help
EDIT: now that I think about it, computers do the weirdest things for no reason.
Last edited by Tigman_1; 20-01-2009 at 12:20 AM.
Is your monitor drawing power from the psu? If it is, give it it's own power cable.
No, it has its own cable, how can i check if thw southbridge is failing?
Hi guys. Need a recommendation for a lap top hard drive recovery place. My sister's laptop is just totally dead and she needs to recover her data on the thing.
Laptop doesn't power up at all. No lights go on. Tried different power cables so it seems its just totally dead.
Please somebody help me, I think I'm going mad. My specs are the following:
Biostar Tforce 550 m/b
3 gigs of RAM
320 gig IDE drive
3 x 250 gig SATA drives
GeCube Radeon X1650 Pro
450 watt PSU
My problem is this, when I access certain folders, i.e my music or movie directories, explorer crashes. It is becoming a right pain in the ass considering that this machine is used as a media server to stream to my Xbox. I am using TVersity as my media software, because when I tried to import my media into Media Player 11 it tells me it's found the media but then it doesn't add it to the library. It will only add, say 10 % of my media and when I click on the video tab in media player, my system crashes. Ideally I would prefer to ru media centre over media player but I can't find it anywhere and don't really wanna put vista on. I'm suspecting a hard drive issue is to blame, any ideas?