Question about Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell GX270 Maxtor 7Y250M0
If you are getting bad block reports on your hard drive, it means that your hard drive media has suffered some degradation. It could very well be that some system files are being affected by this, thus continually triggering the problem. You may not like the suggestion I have, but it looks to me like the most solid solution (saving you hours and hours of troubleshooting).
Backup all files from your hard drive, save all of your browser shortcuts to backup files, then perform another Windows XP installation with a low level format of the hard drive. I know a PC specialist with many years of experience that says hard drives develop faulty areas over time and that every 5 years or so, it's just best to back up data from the hard drive and perform a low level format. This resets the device completely. If there are any faulty areas on the disk, they are skipped over--to the operating system, the drive will be perfectly fine.
This is not a guaranteed solution, but it sounds to me like it will eliminate a lot of possible culprits for you. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
SOURCE: IDE MASTER DRIVE ERROR
Sure sound like you hard drive is starting to have a problem. I would clean and defrag it after backing it up. start- my computer- right click on hard drive-properties-disk cleanup/ After that then 'tools defrag hard drive. then run scan disk
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
You are getting a SMART error indicating that the hard disk drive is/has failing/failed. Likely, the only way to get data off the drive is to send it to a data recovery center, then install a new hard drive. Data recovery is generally expensive, but if you are interested you can contact places like DRIVESAVERS 800.440.1904
Posted on May 28, 2009
If the drives share the same IDE cable, try to replace the cable and make certain it is seated properly on the motherboard. Check for bent pins on either drive and on the motherboard IDE connector. Sometimes pins (especially near either end of the 2 rows of 20 pins) will bend under if they are not lined up with the IDE cable. Also check that nothing changed on the Jumper positions on the drives. They should be set to Master if both drives are single and Master (hard drive) and Slave (CDROM) if they share the same cable.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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