Hard disk failure

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SUPET6

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Hi, everyone. I got this message when booting up my computer: "Couldn't open boot partition to check for signature." or something like that. Is this a boot sector virus or just a corrupted hard disk? And if it is a virus, can I still save the disk with anti-virus utilities? Thanks.
 

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What operating system are you running?

And if you get the message again, as exact as possible always helps.
 

SUPET6

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Hi, AcaCandy,

I am running Windows 2000 Server. When I turn on the computer, the BIOS tries to detect Primary Master drive, then it displays none is present. Then the message "Couln't open the boot partition to check for signature." I suspect BIOS ROM on the disk has gone awry. Do you think it would help if I enter the drive's geometry manually? I already contacted Western Digital. I hope they will let me swap it ;-)
 

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I guess it couldn't hurt to try....the drive is now showing up in the bios?
 
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u can choose auto checking but if it didnt solve it so change the id connection from inside the pc
 
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