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Read ahead failure

by GW4U / September 16, 2005 9:30 PM PDT

I keep getting read ahead falures on various drives and partitions. What can I do? I've already restored several times, it then goes away for a bit, only to return. I contantly use chkdsk and clean the registery and keep defrag up to date. Do I really need to format and reinstall XP, or is there an easier route?
Gordon.

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Usually a hardware issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2005 10:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Read ahead failure

Sometimes a driver issue.

My advice? Since there is nothing known about your machine, take it back to the maker and make it a warranty issue.

Cheers,

Bob

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Re- write ahead error
by GW4U / September 17, 2005 2:42 AM PDT

Sorry my friend I can't do that as I built this machine about two years ago.

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What we know so far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2005 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Re- write ahead error

The machine has some read or write failure and it's 2 years old.

That's not much to work with so try this:

Go to the drive maker's web site and find their DISK TEST or DRIVE FITNESS test program. Does it pass?

Bob

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