event viewer warning

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by scotty588, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    For a while now I have been getting random freezes on xp pro, I have reformated in the past because of this and it seems its starting to happen again. It usally happens when I open IE or just surfing the internet.
    I remember in the past before I formated I would sometimes see this in the event viewer and now I see it again.

    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    What does this mean? and could this be why I get random freeze ups. And when I say freeze ups I mean I cant type or move the mouse and have to restart I cant do ctrl alt delete. Sometimes the program wil just be unresponsive and wil go back in like 30 sec but sometimes it will lock up completly. Heres system specs.

    Amd Athlon xp 2600+
    Asus a7n8x deluxe bios 1007
    768 mb ddr
    20 gb 7200 rpm IBM
    100 gb 7200 rpm western digital
    gforce 4 ti4200
    sony crx230e cd-rw
    thermaltake v1000a 7 fans, plenty of cooling
    temps are running around 45-52 C
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    have you done extensive virus and spyware scans?
     
  3. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    ive scanned with norton on 1/29/04 and scaned with ad-aware week ago and i run pest patrol all the time.
     
  4. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Damn I'm getting this too occasionally and I have no clue why. I suspect it is related to Shareaza cause I notice it seems to crash when that page error occurs (or maybe it causes page error...)
     
  5. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    i dont use sharaza cant be from that for me.
     
  6. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Can you post the EventID please, is should be in the same box in Event Viewer.

    Sounds like a problem with A) The Harddisk or B) The paging file on it.

    Have you ran a chkdsk recently ?(XP Pro)

    If not type chkdsk c: /F /X
     
  7. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Also does your pc seem to make a funny noise every so often? I get this wierd mechanical gear noise every so often which i'm beginning to worry is a hd...
     
  8. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    leedogg,
    I would consider a backup just to be safe....
     
  9. Quantum12

    Quantum12 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yeah if you hear a clicking noise coming from your hd its going bad and will fail at anytime I would recomend backing up any files now and get a new drive. Dont even waste time trying to fix it either you can't.
     
  10. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I'm not even sure where that noise is coming from. It kinda sounds like a smaller version of the noise trains make with their wheels on the tracks. The pc doesnt act any different when the noise happens...I have an ibm 60gb drive a WD 120gb and a Maxtor 160gb. I have 2 ibm 60's, I cloned my original and swapped it with the second, but the noise still happens...so if it is a hd then its my wd 120..the maxtor is brand new and the noise predated it...does anything else in the computer make such a noise periodically? How can I check if its the hard drive?
     
  11. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    its event id 51, ill try the chkdsk. although i run diskeeper and i think it does that for me if needed for offline defrag.