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Would a damaged PSU cause a "disk read error" message?

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Last response: in Components
December 1, 2008 7:24:25 PM

I think I had a power surge/outage last night. I woke up and found out that both of my PC's had reset. I tried to bootup my main rig and I got a "disk read error occurred". So I opened the case and reseated my drive connections as well as the memory just to rule those things out. I checked the BIOS to make sure none of the settings had changed. In short none of those fixed the problem, so I'm thinking that maybe the drive or the PSU is damaged.

I'm using an Acer AM5630-U5209A, my cpu is a q6600 and I installed an 8800gt along with a Cooler Master 650 psu. It looks like after I get this problem fixed I'll have to invest in a UPS, I have what I thought was a decent surge protector but apparently its not good enough.

Will Cooler Master give me a replacement psu if it turns out to be damaged? I bought it back in February so it is'nt even a year old yet.

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December 1, 2008 7:44:57 PM

Well "disk read error" is most likely the disk :sarcastic:  , but it could have been a surge that damaged both or just the disk/PSU but most likely the disk. Disk read errors can come from a lot of things, I've seen files corrupted after a hard reboot from an overclock failure there are a lot of reasons. But again, most likely the disk.
Also check your warranty, It's your specific warranty that matters so look for manuals/proof of purchase etc, especially if you plan to return it.
December 1, 2008 8:11:17 PM

Ahh this sucks, I was hoping it would'nt be a damaged drive. I had a feeling that would be the case though.

Crappy surge protectors suck