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February 19, 2008 3:46:17 PM

Hey, I built my computer about 2 months ago and Ive been having all kinds of freezing up. Its been pretty good latly though after rolling back the drivers... until last nite. I was playing Team Fortress 2, and it froze completly with a repeating sound playing from the game. I restarted and checked the system log and saw multiple messages about the hard drive having a bad block.

The HDD is a SATA Maxtor 500gb.

Is there any way to fix this problem or is the drive bad? If it is bad, sinces its been over 30 days, I'm gonna try goign to microcenter, buying the same thing, copying the whole drive over to the new one, and returning the old one in the new box. Hope they dont check serial numbers! lol.

Any help is appriciated

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February 19, 2008 9:55:29 PM

Try running the diagnostic/repair software from the mfg website