Thread: Western Digital Error
April 15th, 2004, 09:07 AM #1
Western Digital Error
I booted into a Western Digital boot diagnosis disk and ran the quick test and got no errors - but when I ran the extended test for the media test I got an error.
What exactly could this mean? What does the term "media" refer to here? Is this a hardware issue or a software issue?
Anyhow I did this because I cannot sucessfully boot into Windows XP anymore so I am trying to see what is up....
Also when I run chkdsk c: /p/r
(in recovery console)
I first notice it doesn't ask for any admin password and goes straight to the c: prompt. Well anyhow, I start the chkdsk and it gets up to about 25% and stops and tells me this:
The volume appears to contain one or more unrevoverable problems.
April 15th, 2004, 09:14 AM #2
I believe the media is the actual physical surface components of the drive.
Sounds like the drive is a gonner.
Is it under warranty?
April 15th, 2004, 11:59 AM #3
Yeah I kind of figured it was physical in nature. The first signs of this happening was around a couple of days ago..
Can anyone explain this?
I left the house for a few hours, and left the computer running... Well to my surprise, when I got home, the computer was off... Somehow it got turned off - well the other weird thing is the green light on the case was still on.
Now if my drive crashed, wouldn't it of just resarted the computer?
Also why was my computer completely off with the green light still on?
It actually started back up after this and worked fine again for 2 more days...
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