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  • My drive tries to commit suicide at various moments usually once daily at different times...

     

    It goes into beserker mode and tries to thrash itself to death for tens of minutes....

     

    I have Samsung spinpoint 1Tb drive and am using windows vista home premium sp2

     

    When i look in performace monitor(?)

    I see that a log file (windows log) and pagefile do the most murdering...

    Why is this happening? I'm not short of ram nor using too many apps !!

     

     

    Zaf

     


    DocZaf
    Friday, February 3, 2012 7:07 PM

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  • Its Newish :)

    And has no bad sectors nor is it noisy in NORMAL use when not commtting suicide !


    DocZaf
    Sunday, February 5, 2012 9:12 PM
  • Hello Again and thanks for your help,

    I'm really stuck with this problem...

    I downloaded, installed and ran crystal disk reports...

    I could not see a save report feature...

    but did find a copy.....

    and this is what was copied...

    [CODE]

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CrystalDiskInfo 4.2.0 (C) 2008-2012 hiyohiyo
                                    Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

        OS : Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP2 [6.0 Build 6002] (x86)
      Date : 2012/02/07 19:22:48

    -- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
     + Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
       + IDE Channel (0)
         - SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device
       + IDE Channel (1)
         - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device
     + Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
       - IDE Channel (0)
       - IDE Channel (1)
     - Microsoft iSCSI Initiator [SCSI]

    -- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
     (1) SAMSUNG HD103SJ : 1000.2 GB [0-0-0, pd1]

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     (1) SAMSUNG HD103SJ
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Model : SAMSUNG HD103SJ
            Firmware : 1AJ10001
       Serial Number : S246J9KB430159
           Disk Size : 1000.2 GB (8.4/137.4/1000.2)
         Buffer Size : 32767 KB
         Queue Depth : 32
        # of Sectors : 1953525168
       Rotation Rate : 7200 RPM
           Interface : Serial ATA
       Major Version : ATA8-ACS
       Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 6
       Transfer Mode : SATA/300
      Power On Hours : 862 hours
      Power On Count : 240 count
         Temparature : 25 C (77 F)
       Health Status : Good
            Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, AAM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
           APM Level : 0000h [OFF]
           AAM Level : FE00h [OFF]

    -- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
    ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
    01 100 100 _51 000000000000 Read Error Rate
    02 252 252 __0 000000000000 Throughput Performance
    03 _69 _69 _25 00000000254C Spin-Up Time
    04 100 100 __0 0000000000D6 Start/Stop Count
    05 252 252 _10 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
    07 252 252 _51 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
    08 252 252 _15 000000000000 Seek Time Performance
    09 100 100 __0 00000000035E Power-On Hours
    0A 252 252 _51 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
    0B 252 252 __0 000000000000 Recalibration Retries
    0C 100 100 __0 0000000000F0 Power Cycle Count
    BF 100 100 __0 000000000010 G-Sense Error Rate
    C0 252 252 __0 000000000000 Power-off Retract Count
    C2 _64 _64 __0 0021000B0019 Temperature
    C3 100 100 __0 000000000000 Hardware ECC recovered
    C4 252 252 __0 000000000000 Reallocation Event Count
    C5 252 252 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
    C6 252 252 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
    C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
    C8 100 100 __0 000000000000 Write Error Rate
    DF 252 252 __0 000000000000 Load/Unload Retry Count
    E1 100 100 __0 0000000000F0 Load/Unload Cycle Count

    -- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
         +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
    000: 00 40 3F FF C8 37 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 3F 00 00
    010: 00 00 00 00 53 32 34 36 4A 39 4B 42 34 33 30 31
    020: 35 39 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 FF FF 00 04 31 41
    030: 4A 31 30 30 30 31 53 41 4D 53 55 4E 47 20 48 44
    040: 31 30 33 53 4A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
    050: 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 80 10
    060: 40 00 2F 00 40 00 02 00 02 00 00 07 3F FF 00 10
    070: 00 3F FC 10 00 FB 01 10 FF FF 0F FF 00 00 00 07
    080: 00 03 00 78 00 78 00 78 00 78 00 00 00 00 00 00
    090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1F 17 06 00 00 00 4C 00 40
    0A0: 01 FF 00 28 74 6B 7F 69 41 23 74 69 BC 41 41 23
    0B0: 40 7F 00 4B 00 4B 00 00 FF FE 00 00 FE 00 00 00
    0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6D B0 74 70 00 00 00 00
    0D0: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 50 02 4E 92 05 16 E1 39
    0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 1C
    0F0: 40 1C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    100: 00 29 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    150: 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3F 00 00
    1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1B0: 00 00 1C 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 1F 00 00
    1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 01 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 A5

     

    [/CODE]

    Thanks,


    DocZaf

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:25 PM
  • Hiya VeganFantic,

    There is 8Gb of RAM installed in the machine...

    The spec is...

    MSI 970A-G45 Mainboard
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G45.html

    Mushkin Blackline 8Gb (I think its DDR3)

    And ATI Radeon HD6450 1Gb graphic card...

    Having said all that......

    Its not done any suicide for a couple of days :D

    Regards,

    Zaf Khan


    DocZaf

    The HDD is Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb HD103JS
    Incidentally the crystal reports flagged something about a firmware bug??

    • Edited by DocZaf Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:29 PM Add info about the HDD
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:26 PM