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What's wrong with my hard drive?


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MXSLM 4.0 is a program that is installed in the program folder... I don't know what it does but it creates these folders under c:
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OH NO :whistling:

My hard drive failed again.

Hdd hard drive error...

I am going crazy :blink:
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Oh that 4.0 folder is a installer program. Do not mess with it. It is legimate.

Ok, can you access windows at all, we will run a chkdsk.

If possible to access windows,

Click Start
Click Run
Type "cmd" (no quotes)
type "chkdsk /f /r" (no quotes)

It will say the volume is locked and wants to reboot. Type Y. Than reboot.

We might be suffering from hard drive failure. How old is the machine?
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The machine is 18 months old.

It didn't let me boot before, but now it looks like it's booting up again... I had that before I installed the new OS, remember?
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Looks like dell is gonna be hearing it. :whistling:

Run the chkdsk. If it does not help and you keep getting that message, your hdd is dying at a early stage and you are going to haft to contact dell.
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Thanks. The Chkdsk is running right now... but like I said, that happened a few days ago and I wrote DELL an email already.
I am still under warranty until May 2008
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OK. If the chkdsk does not make a difference, than you are going to haft to contact dell and get a replacement because than the harddrive is failing and you are going to need a replacement.
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lass.exe... Application error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc015000f). Click on OK to terminate the application.
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Is that all it does?
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no, then there is another application error... then it restarts and does chkdsk again and comes up with a blue screen... with a number and saying fatal error.
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[*]Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
[*]When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
[*]When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
[*]At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

chkdsk /r


[*]Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
[*]Report any errors

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 10 February 2007 - 04:42 PM.

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Now it started up again... normally. ARGH!
This is annoying.
I try your suggestion and will report back...


THANKS :whistling:
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O.K. This is not going well with your harddrive. I will probably go over the everest log and try and find you a diagonstic tool for your hard drive.

Run the chkdsk anyway.

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 10 February 2007 - 04:46 PM.

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Not wanting to butt in, but as you are indicating, she should run the HD diagnostic program.

She has a western digital (WD800ve).
The program is HERE.

It can be downloaded and run with floppy or CD.

Now I will jump out.
FYI: I am following this with great interest and you are all doing GREAT!!
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Lol runner I knew that

Disk Drive WDC WD800VE-75HDT0 (74 GB, IDE)

Yeah choose the one for windows though

http://support.wdc.c...?...d=14&swid=3
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