Basically, it occurs randomly... It can not happen at all while I'm on the PC, it can occur 5 minutes after I turned it on or 5 hours later.
What happens is that my hard drive starts making a "clicking" noise over and over again, freezing my computer for a couple of seconds, then going back to normal, and within the next 10 seconds repeats what it just did, until a critical error occurs (blue screen) or my computer just restarts.
Now I would really appreciate it if someone could enlighten me as to whether this is a hard drive problem or a motherboard problem (the latter being a suggestion made by my girlfriend).
It appears that the hard drive starts skipping, screwing up everything but... what can I do? do I have to buy a new hard drive? Motherboard? Please help :-S
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What?s going on:
Your hard drive is suffering from read errors. It?s going to a spot on the hard drive to read some information it needs and can?t read it. Once that happens the built-in procedure is for the hard drive controller to put the read heads back into the home position (the clicking noise you hear) and go back out to the section it couldn?t read before. It will continue to do this a set number of times and then usually give you a read error or a blue screen of death.
What to do:
-You can try reformatting your hard drive in the attempt to get the operating system to block out the sectors it can?t read. Sounds nice in theory, however, if you have bad sectors developing others will probably follow which means you?ll have the same problem again. If money is a serious issue you can try this but chances are this will only be a temporary fix.
-Replace the hard drive and reinstall your operating system. At $80 this is likely to be your best option if stability is your primary concern.
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The battery indicator found when pressing your xbox logo button is
temperamental. It might say 2 bars, or 3 or even full battery but this
is not a good indicator of a full battery.
The problem IS low batteries(or more specifically - bad batteries) - when the batteries become low the
vibration function can cause the controller to disconnect. This is
happens because the vibration function uses extra battery power.
So basically... Every time your controller vibrates, it disconnects.
This occurs when firing a weapon in most games, grenades in COD,
landing heavy tricks in Skate 2, the list goes on, you'll find many
complaints from people stating their controller disconnects
specifically with these events.
The simple solution, turn off the vibration function when this occurs. It'll never happen to you again ^_^
Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. I'd recommend a recharge while you play pack. ALWAYS by the official products too. They're much more reliable and aren't prone to this kind of behaviour.
This could be a sign of the hard drive having a problem. I would recommend that you do a scan of the hard drive to check for errors. You didn't mention which operating system you have, but you need to click on My Computer and then right-click on your hard drive. Go to Properties and then Tools. Once there, select the option that tells you to check the disk for errors. Check the entire drive. Note that this will not run right away. You must restart your computer, as the utility needs exclusive access to the hard drive. If this type of error reoccurs, it's time to back up your data, 'cause you probably have a hard drive that is dying.