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manomina

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Whenever I boot up and it displays the flash screen, I get a message saying there is a prob with the hard disk. I hit continue and I get into windows. I check the event viewer and it says that a hard disk failure is going to happen and I should back up. Somewhere it said I had a bad block so I backedup everything, fdisk and patitioned/reformated and it had problems formatting because it was fixing the block....so I thought. I still get the same prob so is my hard drive (which isn't THAT old) going out or what? Any idea what could have caused this?

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JohnWill

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THey sometimes just die. If it's still in warranty, get it replaced. You can download the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and run a full surface scan on the drive, which you'll need for the warranty replacement.
 

manomina

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Last night I converted my fat32 drive to NTFS thinking that MAY help......hmmm....nope! Now it won't boot at all. I guess I'll have to boot to floppy and reinstall......or maybe fdisk and go from there. When it wouldn't boot last night I just shut it down and went to bed......hoping it was a bad dream....LOL
 
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