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programmer4life

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I get this message almost every time I turn on a computer. But XP usually boots if I press ctrl+alt+del, but sometimes gives the message again. I've tried adjusting BIOS boot but that didn't help. What could be the problem?

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rshaffer61

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Sounds like your HD itself may be failing.
I suggest you run the manufacturer's diagnostic program per the instructions below.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, try the Hitachi DFT CD Image version of the software

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Thanks for the ultra fast reply :D I have several extra hard drives. I guess I'll put a new one in it.
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I would suggest testing the drive to make sure and you can always clone the drive over to keep from losing any data. :D
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