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Windows 7: Hard Disk Stops Responding (Hang)

15 Sep 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well, 450W PSu with a 16A 12V Rail.

I would suggest you consider replacing it once you get your HD issue sorted.

It looks as if you are OK for the time being but ...

To put things into perspective, a good quality Power Supply, such as a 400W Corsair for example:

The 400W has a 30Amp 12V rail, and 80% effecient. (Pull less power from the wall to do it)
Although it may not sound like it, looking at the wattage alone, its a MUCH more powerful and effecient power supply.

There are other good brands as well.

Just a thought, but I would certainly consider it.

The cheaper ones they put in machines sometimes simply scare me TBH.

Also, keep in mind its possible its currentlt having issues once everything is up and running, or at least borderline.

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16 Sep 2010   #22
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600

Update :
I just came back from the Hitachi store to get my disk drive serviced. Warranty is valid till December 2011 so i should be all set. They then drop the bomb on me. Told me that it'll take them 3 weeks or more to get it serviced. I can't wait 3 weeks. So i bought another drive. 1TB Hitachi 7200 RPM (don't know why but Hitachi has always lasted much longer for me than Samsung or Seagate). But i still gave them my 500GB for servicing. Perhaps when i get my disk drive back, i'll keep it as a backup just in-case one of my drive fails again.

So i guess the issue is definitely with the HDD. I've been moving, deleting, working on the new drive for an hour now and it's still kicking strong. I also bought an additional SATA cable and another cable that i don't know what it's called. Unfortunately though, i was not able to copy anything from my 500GB. Everytime i initiate a copy/paste, the drive shuts down a few seconds in. No way to get my data out. I'll have to start all over again.

Well anyways, thank you to everyone that helped. Sevenforums never fail to assist me when i'm in trouble. Reps coming your way. :)
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16 Sep 2010   #23

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Thanks for the update and let us know how the system works with a new HDD.
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16 Sep 2010   #24
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I am glad that you sort of fixed it.
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