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Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2009, 11:44:50 PM »
Very well.

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    Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
    « Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 10:55:07 AM »
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    Verifying DMI Pool Data.........
    Boot from CD/DVD:

    A disk read error occurred
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to reboot


    Ok so that's the most common error I get when trying to boot up... Is it probably a hard drive problem? If so, could it be causing all my problems?

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    Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
    « Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 02:13:02 PM »
    One more time. You need to run HD diagnostics.

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      Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
      « Reply #18 on: July 10, 2009, 05:55:37 PM »
      And is there any way to do this without completely erasing everything on your hard drive?

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      Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
      « Reply #19 on: July 10, 2009, 06:38:26 PM »
      You won't erase anything. You'll test your drive for errors.

      Let me explain it to you one more time.
      Go here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#samsung
      Download
      - Download ES-Tool Bootable CD ISO (Direct Link)
      from this section:
      ES-Tool (The Drive Diagnostic Utility) v2.12a (03.12.2009)
      You'll download estool_CDROM.zip file.
      Unzip it by double clicking on it.
      Inside, you'll find Image.iso file.
      Download ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
      Using ImgBurn, burn Image.iso file to a CD.
      Put CD into your CD drive.
      Restart computer.
      Look for following message:
      Press any key to boot from CD
      Press some key, and the CD will boot, starting testing process.

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        Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
        « Reply #20 on: July 10, 2009, 06:43:32 PM »
        I understood completely, and already did download and burn the ISO, and did already boot from the CD. However, it came up warning that if I tried testing my hard drive it would most likely cause it to be completely cleared.

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        Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
        « Reply #21 on: July 10, 2009, 06:50:10 PM »
        This is nonsense. No testing tool will erase anything from the hard drive, unless you're selecting some wrong option.

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          « Reply #22 on: July 10, 2009, 07:00:30 PM »

          Excuse me, it says may not will.
          But still, very sensible that I would be wary of it.

          Or are they just trying to make sure they don't get in trouble if the disk is erased?

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          Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
          « Reply #23 on: July 10, 2009, 07:10:40 PM »
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          they just trying to make sure they don't get in trouble if the disk is erased?
          Exactly. The chances are very, very slim.
          Being on number of computer boards, I have to yet hear any case, when diagnostic software erased data.
          Just in case, you want to sue me ;D, if you're supersensitive about your data, you can always slave the drive in another computer, and back up the data before you run diagnostics.

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            Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
            « Reply #24 on: July 10, 2009, 07:16:33 PM »
            Ok, I won't sue you. :P

            Currently everything (DMA, S.M.A.R.T., Spin Down/Up, Simple Surface Scan, Write Verify, Random Surface Scan) has passed, I'm just waiting on the full surface scan which is pretty long. I'll get back to you when it's finished.

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            Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
            « Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009, 07:20:39 PM »
            Fair enough :)

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              Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
              « Reply #26 on: July 10, 2009, 08:45:48 PM »
              OK, the full scan passed. Everything was fine and passed.
              What should be done next?

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              Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
              « Reply #27 on: July 10, 2009, 09:01:50 PM »
              That's good news.
              Do you have Windows CD?

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                Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
                « Reply #28 on: July 10, 2009, 11:57:28 PM »
                Yup I do... However I'm not sure of the product key which I believe is required.
                How can I find it if I can boot my machine up regularly?

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                Re: Freeze, Blue Screen, Repeat.
                « Reply #29 on: July 11, 2009, 10:20:27 AM »