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Pi rules

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Hi! :whistling:

The hard drive (80 GB WD ATA 100) on my brother's computer keeps shutting down and starting back up, so I'm assuming that it is bad, right? The cables look fine and everything (cables, jumper, etc.) is connected properly. There were a few errors including "No OS found", Windows\System32\config\system Missing or Corrupt, etc. I don't think it's the power supply because there are no other symptoms pointing to it. Is my assumption correct, or could there be another cause that I should check out?
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It may be going dead. You can try running the manufacturer's diagnostics program on it. Go to
http://forums.pcper....isplay.php?f=40 and see the sticky post at the top. It has links to most hd manufacturer's diagnostics.
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Thanks, but the hard drive kept shutting down even faster than before (now to the point where by the time it starts to spin up again it shuts down) and it can't run the scan.

Edit: I think my brother is getting a new hard drive today, so I'll install and it give an update.

Edited by Pi rules, 17 August 2006 - 07:37 AM.

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