I have started a different thread for my 2nd computer with the LG monitor 'Power Saving Mode' problem here...
So back to the first computer that this thread here was started for, the computer with the Bad Sector...
This is what I will probably do...
first get maybe a Western Digital or Samsung or Seagate 500 mb or 1 gig SATA hard drive from http://www.itestate....B672E85786B9DDA
in Australia...how about the WD 64 mb 3.5 inch 1.5 tb sata for $102 would that be a good one for my computer?...are Seagate Spinpoint F3 1 terrabyte SATA hard drives for $99 Australian dollars good as someone recommended that?...also how do I know if I need a 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SATA drive?...and do I get a 16 MB or 32 MB or 64 MB drive and is there a big difference between those?...I will then get a local computer store to install the hard drive for me for $30 as I want to make sure it's done right...I will also get a $35 Windows XP Pro full reinstall CD from Asus in Australia and reinstall with the CD myself...Is this what you would recommend and do those prices and hard drives sound good to you?...will the same OEM product sticker 25 digit key which is stuck on the Asus computer be valid for the new CD or will the new CD come with a new key? Also should I get the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows XP Pro? For the 64 mb version of xp will I need a 64 mb drive is that correct? Will I need to install anything else other than Microsoft Office(I still have that CD)? If the new hard drive fixes the computer to be able to boot it up and use it again will sound card and video card and all other necessary things needed to use computer be OK(and not need to be reinstalled) if the only thing damaged was the hard drive?
I'm not going to risk transferring across the video files as malware may come with it...I have all the videos burnt to DVD anyway.
So let me know if that plan sounds OK to you.
Also if you think of anything else in regards to the problems of my other computer in the linked thread re Power Saving Mode then post your advice there, it will be appreciated.
I can't believe I have had 2 computers crash in 2 weeks!
Your help has been amazing! Cheers.
Edited by cantbootwindowsxp, 26 August 2010 - 06:34 AM.