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Old Jun 6, 2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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Question Disk Boot failure???

Came home to find my computer frozen.....hit the re-set button, and it got a disk-boot failure mssg...prompting me to put in a boot disk in drive A......No other drives were accesable through DOS.......

Anyway, I don't have a boot disk, and after checking to make sure all my connections are good, still got the same mssg. I ran my maxtor drive tool program, and My HDD checked out ok there, but still won't boot in windows..

Turn it off for a few hours, and BINGO, everyhting seems normal, but HDD performance seems a bit slow and sluggish...ran de-frag- no differences.....

Does this sound like a dying HDD, or maybe a virus? This HDD is less than a year old (Maxtor 60GB), but I understand these things may happen...what should I do? Lot's of valubale stuff on this HDD....
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Old Jun 6, 2003, 02:23 PM   #2
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well first if theres lots of important stuff ont he drive back it up while you can. does sound like possible harddrive problem is the drive making any odd noises?
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Old Jun 6, 2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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To me, it sounds like you are starting to lose your power supply, although losing your HDD is a possibility. Heat could also be a factor so another case fan or two might help (depending on your setup, which may be OK).
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