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Primary Hard Disk Drive 0 not found, FROM WINDOWS!

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Jay Worner

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So Im suppose to be fixing a computer for a friend. He was getting some BSODs and with some microsoft searching found it was a bad boot sector. I thought I hadfixed it with my Ultimate Boot CD, and was able to get into windows for a while. Unfortuantly, after some time fiddling, it started doing it again. He had no data on the computer, it was a fairly recent install of Windows. I formated the HardDrive and reinstalled Windows with a CD I had prior to upgrading to Vista. (ON a WHOLE other note, i failed to double check and make sure there was a product key on teh pc, which there wasnt and now screwed him out of Windows Activation...:/) Anyway, when in Windows you can let it sit for a while and then it will black out like its restarting and give me a Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. I have:

Reset the BIOS
Cleaned Connections
Took Memory out one at a time
Ran chkdsk /f

Any ideas?
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Neil Jones

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Replace the drive.
You're not going to fix bad sectors. All the software that supposedly fixes bad sectors does is effectively make the drive *think* it has no bad sectors. It does not prolong the drive's life.
Now it sounds like it's died altogether. Therefore your hand will be forced into replacing the hard drive.
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