|HopoerRox is corrrect. A system called SMART is used sometimes to record this type of error. The OS can post it also in some cases. |
If you can't get the hard drive companies software tests to run (and they are usually the best place to start) then get an "ultimate boot cd". Ubcd has generic tests.
Any important data should be backed up now.
It could be also memory,or controller but test with smart tests.
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