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Windows 7: Western Digital drives : SMART errors, disappears

11 Jan 2010   #1
sevenuser01

Windows 7
 
 
Wester Digital: SMART error, drive disappears, others

Hi,
I built a PC with Gigabyte MB and Athlon II X4 620 Processor, with 2x2GB DDR2 800 RAM (Drives: 120GB Fujitsu 5400RPM, 0.5TB WD Black, 1TB WD Green 1TB WD Black. I am facing the following issues

1. Firefox is not responding and slows down the PC for a few minutes, after every 10 mins of browsing. Using Chrome now. When the system slows down, any music in the background plays well, and other programs seem to be functioning fine. I can move the mouse around.
EDIT: IE and Chrome also are not responding now.

2. Western Digital Caviar black (1TB) disappears after the PC coming back from Sleep. This happened many times and I sent back the drive (under warranty) and got a new one. This problem reappeared today again.


Any idea what is going on?


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome to SF!

Have tried updating your hard drive drivers?

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox?
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11 Jan 2010   #3
sevenuser01

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, reinstalled Firefox. However, Chrome and IE are behaving the same way now. ..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello, Welcome to SF!

Have tried updating your hard drive drivers?

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox?
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11 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You may consider a Repair Install.
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