HDD - Can I Check 4 Probs

  The Paul 16:40 04 Jan 2004

I think that my HDD is in trouble. I have been having probs for a while and this culminated in having to reofrmat and reinstall O/S. See previous thread. click here

I suspected CD drive but today I have had 4 crashes. Event Viewer states that they are to do with System Error - 1003 or Service Control Manager 7034 & 7035.

Could it be my HDD is on the blink and if so how can I check this before contacting the guy who built my system. Cheers - Paul

  jim1947 16:51 04 Jan 2004
  Gongoozler 16:58 04 Jan 2004

You can usually check the hard drive by using a utility from the drive manufacturer, but a full test involves a low level format, and so will destroy all data on the drive. I think, however, that it is more likely that the problem lies somewhere else.

  DieSse 17:04 04 Jan 2004

What make is your hard drive please.

  Chegs ® 17:42 04 Jan 2004


  The Paul 19:05 04 Jan 2004

Not sure of maker - the Device Manager shows - ST380011A if that helps.

jim1947 - looking into the link now thanks.

Gongoozler - not sure who maker is of my HDD.

Chegs - incoming ???

  powerless 19:08 04 Jan 2004
  powerless 19:11 04 Jan 2004
  Chegs ® 19:11 04 Jan 2004

incoming=Emailed you a little app that can test Read/Write on your HDD's(any mfg)

  DieSse 19:15 04 Jan 2004

I would strongly recommend you to the SeaTools diagnostic, which is a very good and throrough test - and will leave your data intact.

I would also recommend you run a good RAM test - go here for a free trial download. click here

  The Paul 19:44 04 Jan 2004

Chegs - thanks for email - I'm downloading it now.

DieSse - I'm downloading the link tool as I write.

Powerless - downloading SeaTool now.

I'll get all the tests completed and let you know how I get on.

Thanks all of you for your help.

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