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Themist Ofthefog

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Ive got a really really messed up computer

I can not get past this blue screen of death, Whenever i try to run windows xp it gets past the bios and the setup, gets to the xp logo loading screen, then it says that it needs to check the disk for bad files, and if i leave it to check it, it does but after that it flashes to this blue screen within like a split second and just restarts itself, same thing if i skip it.

So i tried loading windows xp off the disc, dear god even this is messed up i tried pressing enter to install it and get to the screen where you select the hard drive but after the screen where you hit i agree for the terms it does its info collecting dealio
but then I get that same blue screen of death split second thing and the computer restarts.

I tried using repair mode and when i get to the screen where it ask me to select which hardrive to log onto, 1: C:windows you know my hardrive, i hit 1 and the next thing i get is blue screen of deah
Safe mode, same thing

I am out of ideas completley on what to do

I need help
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You could have a failed hard drive. For confirmation, test it with the drive makers diagnostic software (the DOS version).
The links are here: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287

The DOS version requires you to make a CD and boot your PC from it to run the testing software.
The download is (or includes) an ISO file. From this ISO file, create a CD with IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your PC from that CD. You will need to set your CD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS Setup, otherwise the boot process will ignore the CD.
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You could have a failed hard drive. For confirmation, test it with the drive makers diagnostic software (the DOS version).
The links are here: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287

The DOS version requires you to make a CD and boot your PC from it to run the testing software.
The download is (or includes) an ISO file. From this ISO file, create a CD with IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your PC from that CD. You will need to set your CD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS Setup, otherwise the boot process will ignore the CD.


may i ask what could have made this hardrive fail
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