is there any reason my hard drive might have died? i only used that comp for about 3 years.
however months before tht i changed my bios settings so that my video adapter wouldnt be able to share any memory with my ram by chaning shared memory setting to zero. then my compute rwouldnt boot up when i did that. i couldnt even get into the bios to change it back. i was told i had to reset it. one way was to take out the cmos battery and put it back in. i did that and it didn't work. the other way was to reset these jumpers on my motherboard from normal mode into clear mode and back.
i set the jumpers to clear and then put them back into normal and my computer still wouldn't boot up properly. so then i just left them in clear mode and my computer was able to run normally again. is it normal to have your computer running with the jumper pins set on their clear mode? could that have caused complications with my harddrive?