Computers Hard Drive Problem

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  1. Basher

    Basher Mad Writing Skillz

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    I have a hard drive problem. Lucky it is my second. It isn't that old less then a year.

    My second hard drive will work for a short bit after my computer has been off for a period of time. Then it keeps on coming up with this I/O device error. I take it as Input/Output device error?

    It has worked before. This has been going for a while. I finally got it to where all I need to do is burn off 4 DVD's. It is a 160 GB Hard Drive.

    So is there a way I can fix it without losing data?

    Or what can I do to fix it?

    A program maybe?
     
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  2. frommyvalentino

    frommyvalentino New Member

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    I don't think there is a way to not lose your data without burning them on disks, like you said. I had (what they thought was) a hard drive problem, and I got a new one...lost all my data...and it did the same thing anyways...so I'm not sure what to tell you. Try calling your manufacturer.
     
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  3. Baphijmm

    Baphijmm Kunlun Knight

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    These are just random guesses, so I'd take each with a grain of salt:

    - Is your power supply running down? How old is it? If the power supply isn't supplying enough, the hard drive will have difficulty spinning properly and will almost certainly give a read error message similar to that. If it continues to deteriorate, the computer itself will become difficult to turn on if unplugged then plugged back in. (This actually happened to my father's computer.)

    - Is the drive properly mounted in the case? On my home computer, my secondary hard drive is not properly mounted because it's a Dell and didn't come with the second drive to begin with; I've had it stop running only once on me, but it's enough that this might be a possibility.

    - Are all the wires connecting the drive to the motherboard secure and intact? This would also provide cause for the error.
     
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  4. Teddz

    Teddz Sexy Swedish Love ♥

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    That may be the main issue, but I don't think that the power supply these days are so "weak" that it cannot provide enough power for two harddrives.

    I'd say that you check your wires and see if they are intact, if they are, try to replace the IDE-wire, the thick white one. Seeing that they contact the harddrive to the motherboard, that may be the reason why you get the I/O-problem.

    Hopefully your problem will be solved :)

    - Teddz
     
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  5. SaberJ2X

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    I think you need a new IDE-80 cable, tell them you need an ATAPI/IDE type cable of 80 pins
     
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  6. Basher

    Basher Mad Writing Skillz

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    Thanks I will have to try that once I fix another problem.
     
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  7. SaberJ2X

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    yes maam xD
     
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