I am not sure why you posted this on McAfee Community Forum as your post doesn't indicate anything that is software related. Sounds to me like you are having hardware issues. Perhaps you can find out what you need to know over at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/
Yeah I wasn't sure if this forum could help me with hardware or software issues that weren't McAfee related. I was thinking of joining a computer forum that could help with hardware, software, security or other computer related stuff. I've heard of bleepingcomputer.com. I'm going to ask on yahoo answers (since that is the only other forum type thing I'm on) what computer fixing site they recommend. I was just wondering if someone here would know.
BTW I did orginally sign up for McAfee Forums because of a McAfee problem.
Josh what OS is this? I can probably steer you to some helpful PC forums.
In a spare moment I tried Googling this and was amazed at how many hits I got. It appears fairly widespread. Main reasons given are as follows:
1. You have a backup to media scheduled which needs to be turned off.
2. Loose DATA cable at back of the drive leading to the motherboard. Check both ends.
3. A few years ago there was a joke (not malicious) piece of malware that did just that & nothing else.
Check for that with something like Malwarebytes Free or similar. Make sure to update it before running.
I'm sure there are other reasons but I don't have the time to read all of them.
Window XP SP3
Yeah that's interesting Ex_Brit. I guess there is just too many reasons why it happens. I'll have to look into them and see.