Hard disk failure
March 4, 2009 7:44am CST
I am having problem with my hard disk. I could no longer use my PC anymore. This is the story. My PC suddenly shuts down and could not get into the Windows. It will only hang up after booting. I tried reinstalling the OS since that was really my option when things went wrong with my PC. I made a partition of course with C; and a little space intended for my D:. I tried to format my C: but an error prompted saying that I could no longer format my C:, so it asked me to format another partition. Now, I asked the help of my cousin to figure out what will I do with my busted hard disk. He format and installed an OS to my disk inserted in another PC. Now I inserted the disk to my own PC this time, hoping that my problems are solved. But it didn't, instead, after booting, it ask me to what options would I choose, I choose Start Windows normally but still the same problem occurred, it hang up. Can anyone advise me what would I do? Shall I buy another hard disk?
5 Mar 09
hmmmmm another busted HDD, how so many people got these problems. There are 2 things why it happened: "it actually happened on my computer" 1. A power failure that results to an improper shutdown 2. Too much reformatting may also cause HDD failures Hmmm try pulling out your memory modules(memory card) and clean the gold fingers(those pin like metal on your memory card, its color gold, hehe) with a rubber or a pencil eraser maybe, then put it back on;After doing that, check the jumpers of your HDD if its properly configured; if its on a slave mode or master.. After you checked that, you can start installing your O.S. I recommend deleting all your partition, and create a new one before you proceed with the installation... If have some questions just PM me or post a reply, best of luck!!!
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5 Mar 09
Thanks for all your responses. I may check and follow your advices later when I got home. I got that PC since 2003, and only then I suffered a great deal of time and money with this problem. Before, my PC was manageable, if it has some problems I can usually able to fix it by myself. Mark, how much is your charge for this kind of repair?
5 Mar 09
Good advice. I don't think his HDD has got any problems since it can be used smoothly on other PC. I met such problems many times before. Usually I solve it by clean the gold finger of the memory card and reset it in the socket. By the way, does your pc buzz when booting. If so, you may try my way. Good luck!
4 Mar 09
no, you don't have to buy a new hd. you said that your cousin have install a new xp os on your harddisk in other pc. well i forget where i have found info that xp cannot be move to other type of motherboard... now try to install a clean xp (not repair previous installation) using your pc... if fail, try to check your memory. good luck.
4 Mar 09
If your hard drive works ok on your cousin's computer and not on yours then it is your pc that is the problem. Check all the RAM is seated properly. Check your keyboard is ok by using it on another pc. Check your fans are working ok and your CPU is not overheating. It may be a problem with your motherboard.