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#1 User is offline   siouxfan 

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:26 PM

Explain hard drive crash what is it and what can cause it?
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:37 PM

View Postsiouxfan, on 05 July 2010 - 04:26 PM, said:

Explain hard drive crash what is it and what can cause it?


Hi, maybe this will answer your question: http://www.whatsabyt.../HDD_Crash.html
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

The origin of the term was when the head which is on an arm comes in contact with the spinning platter shedding magnetic coating and thus data. Today the term is more widely used to describe any catastrophic failure of a hard drive which may be from mechanical or electronic causes. If the electronic board on the device fails it is just as dead as a physical failure.

As to cause, age, electrical surge, bearing failure, motor failure, etc. etc. I have lost drives after two months of service (only once) and yet still have a drive that is 10 years old, but no longer in service as there is not much demand for an 8 GB HD these days. It was 8 years old when removed from active service in a Win98 system.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:40 PM

View Postsiouxfan, on 05 July 2010 - 04:26 PM, said:

Explain hard drive crash what is it and what can cause it?

Hard drives can fail due to old age or environmental factors (like dropping a laptop while the system is running). The platters in the hard drive become damaged/worn out and errors start to occur. Are you experiencing a hard drive crash? More information will help others help you.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:36 AM

View Postsiouxfan, on 05 July 2010 - 04:26 PM, said:

Explain hard drive crash what is it and what can cause it?


A PC or laptop that has very little physical memory will need to use the virtual memory on the hard drive allot, eventually resulting in many bad sectors on the HD. When there are many bad sectors it will crash. Scandisk can "fix" bad sectors buy telling the system not use these bad sectors.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

Hey Snorg, good to hear from you again. The frozen north must have thawed out a bit.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:58 AM

Hi rick.
Nice 2 cu 2.
Yes its still cold, but Im not brain damaged from the cold, yet. ;)
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, but each winter takes it's toll.
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