Running Vista here and I'm getting a couple of problems with what appears to be the HDD.
Symptoms are the system becoming totally unresponsive. Cannot shutdown via start menu. Other symptoms include being unable to open any MMC windows ("event viewer has stopped working").
Event Viewer is showing up 2 things I think are related to it.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume Vista.
Already tried disabling paging; didn't seem to work. Still on the to do list is a defrag.
chkdsk has already been run - Windows will do it every time I unexpectedly shut down.
A quick google will tell you that the problem happens with a variety of hardware/software combos. UPH Cleanup service from Microsoft fixes the problem in previous versions of Windows but its installed by default in Vista.
The machine is about 4 months old. I'm hoping the HDD isn't on the way out already :P already prepared for the worst though
Any suggestions/comments welcome. If you need any more info please comment.
Thanks in advance for reading :)
*Edit: * This is starting to feel like a heat problem. When the problem occurs, I restart. When I restart I seem to get less and less time to use the machine. But when I leave it to cool, it seems I can use it longer... Could this be heat related?