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windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mezzanine85, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. Mezzanine85

    Mezzanine85 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Funkmeister

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    Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

    Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

    Regards,
     
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