2ND Disk read error on new disk

December 20, 2008 at 09:26:52
Specs: xp pro sp3 , Intel quad core 2GB RAM
After my previous disk read errors with my seagate SATA i just decided to save alot of hassle and go for Brand New Maxtor 250GB SATA thinking no way i could get a disk read error on this a 2nd time (ha ha) how wrong i was like before random times disk read error has occured ! i am now at my wits end i just want a machine that runs 1st time every time

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/20/2008, 17:10:58
Machine name: Q9450
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: P5N-T DELUXE
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 389MB used, 3549MB available

as far as i am aware i have all up to date graphics and chipset drivers etc

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#1
December 20, 2008 at 09:44:41
Memory problems can show up as disk errors.

http://memtest86.com/
There is a version to create a bootable floppy diskette and/or an ISO for creating a CD.
Run it overnight and any failures are unacceptable.


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#2
December 20, 2008 at 13:53:38
What is the exact error message?

Have you tried uninstalling SP3 to see if the problem is still there?

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#3
January 1, 2009 at 11:50:55
when i re installed windows it did it b4 i had a chance to put sp3 on

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January 1, 2009 at 11:53:41
i was toying with the idea it maybe a faulty windows disc even tho i had no B.S.O.D s when it was installing .

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