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Hard Drive Error Code 4
Private E-2 Thanks for your help. It's the read/write head striking something that it shouldn't be touching.Get your files off now, before it's too late and suspect those files for possibly being corrupt after you've rescued them. Surprisingly I can still get into windows, but performance is way down and when left unattended upon my return the friendly blue screen error message is back. You might need to press the key repeatedly, about once every second, until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens. http://redhatisnotlinux.org/hard-drive/hard-drive-diagnostic-error-code-4.html
Continue to the next step to test the hard drive again. STOP Error 0x000000ED: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME STOP error 0xED means that the I/O subsystem attempted to mount the boot volume and it failed. Private E-2 The last few days I kept getting "blue screens of death" with different STOP codes while working on my computer. Or is it just bad luck? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/hard-drive-error/52d59ace-e78a-442b-8813-47537fec6ab1
This can take a very long time but is one of the most important things in preventing future problems with troublesome hard drives. Right-click the drive that needs scanning and select Properties from the list. Once the process is complete, a code shows the result of the test. On the bottom menu bar, click File Explorer.
If the SATA controller is not in IDE emulation mode, the DPS self-test option does not display in the setup menu. Press the Windows and Q keys, and then type Disk Defragmenter in the search field. Click Defragment disk. SMART is a firmware that resides on the hard drive and continuously monitors drive parameters such as performance and error rates.
Windows probably needs to check the hard drive upon restarting the computer. What am I doing wrong? Figure 2: Properties Click the Tools tab, and then click Check Now. Windows will isolate any bad sectors that it finds so that these bad areas on the hard drive will not get used again.
The test begins and the test status displays. Step 1: Scan with the ScanDisk Utility Choose your operating system, and then follow these steps to scan a hard drive for that operating system: Windows 8 Follow these steps to The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. BSOD 0x000000ED Discussion in 'Hardware' started by T.G., Jul 27, 2009.
Your cache administrator is webmaster. Was the information on this page helpful? Figure 6: Check disk options Click Start to start the process. The harddisk makes a "ticking" sound - Ran Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics --> Fail.
ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.fixya.com/tags/hard_drive_diagnostics_return_code_4/browse/dell Connection to 188.8.131.52 failed. check my blog Reset Post Submit Post Hardware Forums Desktop · 24,970 discussions Laptops · 2,481 discussions Hardware · 18,794 discussions Networks · 41,254 discussions Storage · 1,986 discussions Peripheral · 2,043 discussions Latest If your computer was built before 2006 (Windows XP or earlier), press F1. If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/sgeck/sm/beep.htmDown at the bottom of the page. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Western Digital offers a product replacement service so I contacted them. http://redhatisnotlinux.org/hard-drive/dell-hard-drive-error-code-2000-0142.html Select Optimize Drives from the list of results.
To stop the tool, click Cancel defragmentation to stop the tool. Press Enter to start the test. SMART Short Self-Test runs a short self-test on the hard drive.
Select Disk Defragmenter from the list of results.
Out of Warranty If the computer is out of warranty, most retail computer stores can help you select a replacement hard drive. T.G., Jul 27, 2009 #1 plodr Major Geek Super Extraordinaire The harddisk makes a "ticking" soundClick to expand... Return Code:4Now I know this can't be good but was curious as to what 'return code 4' means and if there is anything at all that I can do. have a peek at these guys Anything worth keeping should be burned to a CD or DVD.
Thank you! Figure 1: File Explorer Right-click the drive that needs scanning, and then select Properties from the list. Press the R key to reboot the computer. STOP code 0x000000ED may also display "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" on the same STOP message.
Step 3: Testing the hard drive If your computer has BIOS version 6 or less, you can run either the F9 Diagnostic Tools utility or the F10 Smart Support test to From all signs, it looks like you had a dying and now dead hard drive. NOTE: If the test fails, back up your files, create recovery disks, and then replace the hard drive. Figure 4: Properties Click Tools, and then click Check Now.
T.G. I connected the disk to my laptop (SATA to USB cable) today and it started to make that ticking sound again, so it must be dead. Click Start and then type Disk Defragmenter in the search field. Figure 7: Optimize Windows 7 Follow these steps to defragment the hard disk drive in Windows 7.