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Old 10-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Robin Springall View Post
The hard disk (or, less likely the controller chip) is starting to fail. This problem is typically due to a sticky actuator motor, a faulty bearing, or a faulty platter motor, and is your wake-up call: ignore this at your peril, sir! Checkdisk may not find errors, because the drive is ony having difficulties when it's cold (at least, for now).

You absolutely must
1) Back up all your essential data now.
2) Clone the drive using Ghost or a similar application in the next day or so.

Modern drives are quite fault-tolerant, but the downside is that they only call for help when failure is imminent.
This hard drive was new two weeks ago. The behavior is consistent, whether the drive is cold or running for hours. Something else must be going on.
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