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Help! My computer is messed up!
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Dec 21, 2013 4:18:56 AM - Report post

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one time i bought also a HDD extern 500 GB from Western digital..... amazon.de^^ for 60€ and..... after 1 week..... the thing didnt show up on my computer anymore.... But to be honest its my fault too i didnt take care off it^^ all my films on that HDD went buff

Never had a fault with any WD drive. Only recently an External Seagate failed. Which is weird as I would have expect my Hitachi External to fail. But she has been been holding nicely. So am hoping that your drive is fixable. Advise using a usb to back up your trainers and blu rays for data.

*typo error.

[Edited by Toki, 12/21/2013 4:20:21 AM]

 
HerpDerp2332  posted on Dec 21, 2013 7:49:37 AM - Report post

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Eugh i cringe every time someone says they take their PC to a "Computer shop" Most of the time they know as much about computers as the customer so they just use some blanket "It's a virus" response...
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Dec 21, 2013 8:25:14 AM - Report post

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Eugh i cringe every time someone says they take their PC to a "Computer shop" Most of the time they know as much about computers as the customer so they just use some blanket "It's a virus" response...

I have to say the folk I worked with in my time where certainly not like most of the chumps that say they are computer experts.

 
PugsOnParade09  posted on Dec 21, 2013 1:43:05 PM - Report post

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I just want to kinda defend the shop I take my computer too. First off, I've been going to them for close to 7 years. Of course it's very sporadic, I am usually good at solving my own issues. They built this computer for me. I do trust them and even though I agree, it was not a virus that caused this issue (at least not a virus from cheathappens) I can only hope I get a different reply. If not, well, then I may look somewhere else. I've thankfully very little had to bring in my computer. They're a good bunch of guys.

That being said, I do hope that since this is the second time this has happened they have better answers.

And thanks Neo for explaining what a page file is. It was appreciated. I'm 99% sure this is a system issue, not a hardware issue. And by that I mean not a loose cable connecting my drives. I'm hoping it's not a hard drive issue, I've only had this computer 1 year and half or so. I guess I'll see.

 
DABhand  posted on Dec 21, 2013 3:29:14 PM - Report post

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Run a scandisk, right click on the drive and goto properties and then the tools tab, do a full scandisk.

That will take a while, but it will be thorough

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Dec 21, 2013 3:58:42 PM - Report post

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I wonder can you get into your system Bios?
 
PugsOnParade09  posted on Dec 21, 2013 5:44:04 PM - Report post

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Just to reiterate, I already brought my computer the shop so I don't have access to it.

That being said, I wish I hadn't so I could run the scan disk myself. My impatience and panic made me act impulsively and I brought to the shop.

I do know I had access to my bios. In fact, both drives showed up in the bios screen. My boot drive, cK was fine and intact. Windows booted up with no issues. But my data drive was not registering.

This did happen once before. Same thing, system froze up, hard reboot, page file error and not registering d:. I hope to receive better answers this time. Although I am happy with guys I brought it to, last time this happened they're answer was not satisfactory. This time, I have some questions to make sure I'm not going to have some catastrophic error.

 
Wrythe1985  posted on Dec 21, 2013 7:22:52 PM - Report post

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This is gonna sound dumb, but did you up your virtual memory allocation? I'm assuming so, but I just thought I'd ask...I've seen several guys at work think that they can install a second HDD in their home workstation and they typically can..physically, but they don't always know to up their virtual memory (aka page file). Sometimes, and I haven't figured out what triggers it, Windows will auto-adjust the page file and other times it won't and you have to do it manually.
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