I have a PIV WinXPPro + Win98SE, 256 MB RAM,40 GB Samsung HDD.
My HDD just turns off without any preceding error/stop messages and I can switch it on again with the keyboard password that turns on my HDD.This happens very frequently and is very disturbing.
I have searched the KB base and found nothing that helps me. I can't even figure whether this is a hardware or a software problem. My Norton Antivirus shows no infection.
Is it a faulty cable or faulty power unit ? Or is it just windows ? My 98 is not loading and showing an error message : " win.com not found". So I am unable to compare performances on the two OSs.
I believe I have two unrelated problems in the two OSs. Does anyone think they are connected? I am particularly worried about the former. The latter has a definite solution.