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hard drive failure????

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  1. putz46

    putz46 Thread Starter

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    My laptop (Sony Vaio) froze up a couple of days ago. I went to reboot and it displayed a blue screen with text for less than a second then restarted again. It continued cycling through until I powered off.
    I reinstalled Windows XP; however that will not boot either. It says a different file is either missing or corrupt every time I repair xp and boot. One time it did boot but all I got was the desktop background and the mouse pointer.

    I tried to use CHKDSK, but it will not go past 0%.

    Is this hard drive failure, some other problem, or what???
     
  2. Gary335

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    Yeah your hard drive has definitley failed. Whenever you get messages about corrupt files, you know your HD is failing. And the fact that CHKDSK can't scan it would seem to support that.
     
  3. putz46

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    thank you for quick reply. Good thing I have a warranty!
     
  4. Gary335

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    Your welcome! Yes, warranties are a must.
     
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