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Old 17th October, 2002, 10:18 AM
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Windows XP Blue Screens

Over the past few days if I leave my computer for any length of time switched on, Windows XP will blue screen quite randomly with the following error code.

Stop 0x0000007A
Which means (after some research) KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

Then follows some other paramaters in the error. I have learnt through some googleing that the second parameter is the I/O status code of the error. I get:

0xC000000E

which equates to STATUS_NO_SUCH_DEVICE

If I warm reboot the machine, the IDE detection then fails to pick up my hard drive. But if I switch the computer on and off everything boots fine again. Some more research prompted me to the fact that this is a failure of the disk subsystem. Which in my terms leads me to think that either a) the IDE controller is fluffed or b) My Seagate is fluffed

Every time this happens I've run a full chkdsk and XP keeps picking up a new bad sector on my Seagate every time. Also I'm hearing some strange clicking noises coming intermittently from the drive that I'm sure I've never heard before.

Should I just assume the disk is on its way out? If so then no big deal..but if the IDE controller is dying this means a new mobo

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Old 17th October, 2002, 10:37 AM
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I would be inclined to say hard drive.
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Update

The segate has died completely now...half way through a backup

I've ordered a Barracuda 40GB of ebuyer. tisk tisk...expenses expenses

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Old 18th October, 2002, 01:06 AM
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I'm sorry to read that your Seagate packed it in. This doesn't improve my confidence in my two Barracuda IV's.

It may be time to bite the bullet and put HDD cooler's on all 7200 rpm HDD's. As the drive manufacturer's refuse to post that HDD cooler's are no longer optional, I remain hesitant to buy drive cooler's. Tight-fisted is closer to the truth!
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A quick suggestion with failures like this.

I had a similar problem with one of my hdds, it got to the point the HDD wasn't recognisable, and was not bootable...

But after letting it get ice cold it did work for about 10 mins at a time... Enough to boot on another drive and pull off the data.

If you try the ice cold drive it might work long enough to recover the rest of the data...

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Old 25th October, 2002, 01:00 AM
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Yes! The "put it in the freezer" for half an hour trick is posted sometimes. I worry about condensation making that a hazardous procedure. Then again, if the drive refuses to get its mind right, what is there to lose? An IDE channel comes to mind.
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I had the same thing with a WD 80 gig. It's ON THE WAY OUT!!! BACK UP NOW!!!
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I don't actually suggest sticking it in the freezer... Mebbe the fridge...

Mine went and after 30 mins at room temp (aircon room) I couldn't boot from it, but I could data transfer.. And hence I recovered all me data...

I might have tried to stick it in a fridge, or have a powerful fan constantly cooling it to prolong life...


You can actually find the failing chip... Its the one that sears into your finger

Good luck with recovery...

Condensation on drives is not a major issue, especially if you keep it in a bag with some silica gel in it.... If you must freeze it freeze the ide cable with it, and then heat up the end of the ide cable that is going to go into your machine...

Thus the cable does not condense, and the drive is safely wrapped in a bag...

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