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I think my hard drive is crashing

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THe computer is only 2 months old. it's and E-Machine
Processor AMD Athlon™ X2 dual core processor BE-2350 2.11GHz
Memory 2.00 GB
System: 32-bit operating system
It will let me repair but then when I log on it will let me for a minute, then it stops and comes to an error screen the message says something in my hard drive is corrupt, or missing a file or something. it's under warranty, just trying to find out if my hard drive is gone or not. Any help is appreciated

Cyra, GA
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Got a little more information. I loaded it normally and got The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum.
After another boot I got: A problem has been detected use disk. I used the OS disk and it still doesn't repair. I then got this message:
Status: 0xc0000001
Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
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Running chkdsk on your Windows XP or 2000 system can repair minor Windows problems

There are several different methods that can be used to run chkdsk
start with this one.....
1. Click the Start button then... Run
2. In the Run window's Open box... type in ... cmd
3. Click OK and an MS-DOS-style black screen will appear in a new window
4. Run chkdsk by typing one of the the following commands where the cursor is blinking...
chkdsk c: /f /r and then press ...ENTER...

typing chkdsk c... /f /r will both fix errors and recover lost data. Running chkdsk with both the /f and /r options can often take a considerable amount of time depending upon the size of your hard drive and the amount of data stored on it

chkdsk c: /f and then press ...ENTER...

Typing chkdsk c: /f will only fix errors that are encountered but its much faster

5. With either command, a message will appear that says...chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <y/n>"
6. Type y (for "yes") and then press ...ENTER...
7. A message will appear that will say...This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts
8. Type exit and then press ...ENTER...
9. Reboot the computer as you normally would and chkdsk will automatically begin running after your reboot... While chkdsk is running you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage.
You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
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