Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


Topic # 68123 15-Sep-2010 12:36
Send private message

Yesterday I was given a Compaq C700 Notebook which the previous owner said has been freezing when trying to do windows updates. Before giving me the notebook, they took it to a tech in their town and he told the then owner that the notebook has a serious fault.  Now that I have it, I have run it for awhile and it freezes up after about 10 minutes. I did some tests on it, memory, drive etc and the hard drive test (in the bios) came back error 10008 failed hard disk. I then used Hitachi's drive test on it and got a disposition 0x70 error which basically told me the drive is faulty. Would a faulty hard drive cause the notebook to freeze up after awhile? I don't want to go out and buy a new 2.5in drive only to find something else is wrong. Its running Vista Home Basic (at the moment)

Create new topic

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1443

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 380103 15-Sep-2010 12:59
Send private message

If its always around the 10min marks, I dont think itd be the hard drive unless you were running the exact same programs all the time causing the heads to hit the potential damaged part of the drive.......Id suspect overheating of some sort causing the freezing and the HDD just happens to have an error as well.

Remove the HDD and try running off a bootable live CD such as Ubuntu or similar (or do these fail if no HDD detected ? Havent tried it myself :) ) and see if it freezes still in another OS without the HDD.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-xxxx @ x.xxGHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more.    




1525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 380144 15-Sep-2010 14:10
Send private message

Removed the drive and have it running off a Ubuntu live cd, so far so good.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.