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Old 09-07-05, 11:36 PM
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I/O error, drive inaccessible. :(

Getting this message when I try to access my secondary HD. did the spyware scans and virus scans just because it was the easy thing. My computer is running very very slow.

Any ideas on this? Still shows up on when I explore, but shows up as "local disc" instead of the label I gave it long ago. Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-05, 12:11 AM
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This is XP right? What does it say in your event viewer?
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Old 09-08-05, 12:32 AM
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An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
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Old 09-08-05, 12:35 AM
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Don't know if this means anything but my drive is F:
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Old 09-08-05, 02:59 PM
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ah yes....drive f:. the porn drive. always the first to go .
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Old 09-08-05, 03:04 PM
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eh, back the data off of it and buy another hard drive. they're super cheap these days. you can always just up the rent on one of your serfs to pay for it.
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Old 09-08-05, 03:20 PM
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This drive is only a couple of months old.
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Old 09-08-05, 03:58 PM
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There's a slight chance it's cable related. Crack the case and make sure the connectors are fully seated. If you have another cable, try swapping it out. It's easy enough to try.

There's utilities from the drive maker that can run tests and query the SMART features on the drive, but I usually never bother with that with any drive that's under warranty. Go to the manufacturer's web site, request an advance RMA. Your only cost will be return shipping of the defective drive.
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Old 09-08-05, 06:59 PM
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I'll try that. The HD is about 4 months old, so if that doesn't work I'll return it. DAMN!!!! Had a lot of stuff on it as well.
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Old 09-08-05, 07:19 PM
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woah now..it's probably recoverable. try to get an rma on it (after trying a new cable). email me if you want some detailed info on getting your data off of there on the new drive.
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