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I was just going thru the topics and have seen several people with this case that i have. I had a system that I have been using. One morning it just packed up and gave me the disk read error. I tried just about everyting i know including flashing the bios but the system wont answer. I used that hard disk on another computer and it boots ok. I also used another hardisk on that computer but i dont get the disk read error but the system doesnt boot. It gets past the post, but when it's supposed to start loading the operating system it just hangs there with nothing on the screen.

I've thought about giving it up but thought i'd ask here first. All suggestions will be welcome.
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Do you have your XP disc? Assuming you're using XP. Try doing a recovery install.

Boot using the WinXP cd and use the recovery console (hitting R when it asks). IF and only IF you get the dos based screen AND you get something like:

1. C:\WINDOWS

Please choose which windows you want to use: 1
If you do, then type 1 and hit enter, it will ask for your administrator password, if one is enabled. Then at the command prompt enter: chkdsk /r
The /r switch tells chkdsk to scan the entire drive and recover any bad sectors. Once the check disc completes, reboot the computer and you should not get the error.
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I forgot to add that the system refused to boot from the cd drive. I tried but it wont boot with the cd, so there was no way for me to run windows recovery console.
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I forgot to add that the system refused to boot from the cd drive. I tried but it wont boot with the cd, so there was no way for me to run windows recovery console.



Even on a different computer?
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Even on a different computer?
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On a different computer the hard disk is ok.
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