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Should I replace my HD?


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Some days ago I ran a scan at my PC as I do periodically, running Adaware, Spybot, Ewido and Panda.

- All was good until Ewido found C:\WINDOWS\tmpcpyis.bat infected, which was automatically quarantined; once Ewido was finished I ran Panda and so far it found some "SaveNow" adware in registry, backed up too before cleaning... I went to sleep, leaving the scan running.

- Then when I woke up I go to check my PC and find it totally black screened with this message: 'A disk read error occurred, press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart' so i do it but nothing changes and the same sequence keeps repeating. I Tried booting from Windows XP installation CD, but just got me a 'CHECKING HARDWARE CONFIGURATION' message, followed by a black screen.

- I called Dell Support and they gave me some directions (but none worked) including running a test... memory and processor were OK, even Hard Drive (physically). So they told me it was probably an Operating System error and that I have to perform a low level format after looking for someone who could help me with backing-up my data.

- Yesterday I ran a complete test on my own and got the next message:

Ide Read Test
ERROR CODE 0F00:0228
Msg:Block 103145728: Timeout waiting for drive not busy.


So I called Dell again and they told me i definetly had to replace HD...I don't know anymore if it's a physical or an operating system error.. :tazz: please help me.
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Removed -- spam!

Edited by admin, 29 November 2005 - 10:48 PM.

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The problem is that I can't boot or run from the CD unit... I have tried with a CD containing diagnostics and utilities that came with my PC when bought and got the same 'CHECKING HARDWARE CONFIGURATION' message followed by a black screen, I'm also unable to run Windows in safe mode. Gonna give a try using that diagnostics, though.
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