3 Harddisk Crashed in 1 Hour

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  1. tiblu

    tiblu New Member

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    hey guys i m in big, serious problem my college's professor called me he said that having trouble with pc. The message displayed before boot options that disk error at apai 0 disk 0 and cannot boot. I then pluged secod hdd at primary it booted and then when i first restarted after installing winxp it again showed same msg. and with the third hdd whch i brought. help.
     
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    try changing the cables, i think they might be the faulty ones
     
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    change the cable and ck the power supply ... also fuse and anti-spike rnt working properly
     
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    If there is a cable problem it will be solved by replacing them...but if the hard disks have really crashed then.....

    In some mobos the Southbridge (SATA/PATA controllers) are not locked from the main bus...so when u increase the FSB the southbridge is also overclocked thus crashing the hard disk....

    Disconnect all the hard disks and start the computer and check wheather nothing is overclocked from the BIOS..OR "Load default settings" in the BIOS..

    But, first check the hard disks in some other computer....if it works then the hard disk is fine, if not then the SATA/PATA controllers are faulty..
     
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    did u try the bad hdds in another system...
    cause it could be due to bad/burnt idecontroller on the mobo
     
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    My friend was having same problem, he blowed 4 HDDs in one day. (got replaced because of guarrenty) . There was problem in his mainboard. Check your mainboard.
    As samrulez said check on different pc
     
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    the problem could be with the faulty IDE controller,datacable or with the power connector.If the problem occurs on primary channel then try on the secondnary,if both fails,then the mobo is at fault.As for the hdd try it on an alternate pc to make sure they are working properly.
     
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    I hav checked the HDD on my system they hangs on startup cant even go to bios and makes niose like kat-kat-kat sound really loud.
     
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    that means yr harddisk has some serious problems... it never makes a loud noise unless an untill something is scratching the magnetic plate... do not connect them as it will be really difficult to recove rthe data if the hdd is phyiscally damamged
     
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    Could it b bcoz not having earthing, i got really bad shock when i touched the cabinet.
     
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    earthing has got nothing to with it,i used to get shock when ever i touched my cabinet or any metal parts inside and hdd are still working fine.
     
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    As far as I know, proper earthing is most important in case of a computer and especially for the HDD.

    In fact it is the first thing to check before connecting a system to the power supply. (by checking the voltage between Earth and Neutral)
     
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