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Maxtor diagnostic utility reports error code dea39C79 on a 160 GB Maxtor diamond plus 9 ATA drive. What does this mean please. regards Eric Rogers

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  • parker210 Mar 14, 2011

    The utility just reports the code stated and tells me that the drive is failing, which I am not suprised at since it is dated 2003 and has seen regular light use since.
    Computer symptoms are funny ticking noises from the drive, computer running slow and eventually freezing, and frequent need for checkdisk.

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Im not familiar with this type of error you might just try the to troubleshoot the problem until you no exactly what has caused the problem you cant fix
click start control panel administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary
extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured you might have to uninstall then reinstall the program and its files
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    Brian Sullivan Mar 11, 2011

    if its the d3d9.dll file belongs to the DirectX 9 software and its main function is to add DirectX functionality to Windows games and other multimedia applications.

    D3d9.dll Errors

    Many of the d3d9.dll errors occur when you have older version of DirectX on your PC. For instance, you may receive d3d9.dll errors, similar to the ones listed below in case you try to run a game that is specifically written for DirectX 9 on a PC that uses DirectX 8 or some other older version.

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    Brian Sullivan Mar 15, 2011

    the clicking noise is the reader arm jumping across platters on your hard drive you have a dirty hard drive first clean all the dust from your computer specifically from around your hard drive using a high powered suction vacuum cleaner or a fine air blower from a air compressor making sure there is no moisture in the air lines then give the hard drive a firm tap on the side to free up the reader arm
    once you have your computer running
    click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
    do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input will damage your computer
    hope this helps

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