I just bought a Western Digital Black hard drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN - Best Buy
I have it attached to this motherboard: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-P35-S3G (rev. 1.0)
The symptoms of my computer are that Windows may run very slow, disk usage is high, and Windows explorer will stop responding often. When I boot into safe mode and run Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic the extended test succeeds. When I'm not in safe mode it fails and says "too many bad sectors." The quick test does not finish in Normal mode and says something like "error code 02 - interrupted by a hard or soft reset."
Windows update will also say "Windows cannot search for updates with error code C80001FE."
What could be the reason for this and how can I trouble shoot it?
I have installed all the drivers necessary on my computer. I have AHCI set in the BIOS also. It is a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate.