Hard Disk error: Do I need to reinstall Windows?
Posted on 2006-05-12
I am getting a hard disk error; this is it from the event log:
“An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.”
(System is XP Pro Sp 2)
Does "D" mean it’s the D drive? (In reality, I have my drive in two partitions, C for the OS and D for storing files.)
The error repeats itself with about 10 in a row, usually once or twice a day.
I have run Spinrite 6 and it found no errors. The Windows installation is about 1 month old, a brand new hard drive and new system. A Samsung 250 GB SATA / 3 GBs hard drive. There appear to be no other errors in the system logs.
The system itself is an EPOX Nvidia 4 chipset with a Sempron 64 / 2800 +. All my data is backed up but I hate the thought of having to format the disk and reinstall Windows and all my programs.
My other thought is that it’s a permanent error and reinstalling Windows won’t make a difference. In that case I will have to call Samsung and get the drive replaced under warranty.