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  1. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    So I'm having more computer problems :c. It booted up fine, but It was slow and programs were crashing, so I decided to just reboot. It took 10 mins to get past the bios screen and it gave me an error saying there was no windows installed. I went into bios and it didn't find my 250 gig main boot drive. I think it's just the HDD, what do you guys think it is?
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    2 things come to mind, hard drive or RAM.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Gonna say the same thing. Try downloading hirens boot cd and try the memtest and HDD test with the minixp that it has.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    And this is a good call to. ;)
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    That software is a lifesaver! It has so many programs on it to do testing and junk with its unreal! Its pulled me out of a jam more that I can count. I have a USB thumbdrive dedicated to it.
     
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    Thanks for the super quick replies! I'm downloading it atm :3 I just hope I still have some DVDs around somewhere lol
     
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    Above suggestions are good.

    It's important that you boot some other OS and test it there.
    Hiren's or Ultimate boot CDs are good for this.
    If they lack drivers to recognise your hardware correctly, use bootable Ubuntu CD or USB and carry on testing using any Linux based tools.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    IF you have a spare 512MB or higher thumbdrive, you can load hirens as a bootable USB

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/
     
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    Guessing a failing HDD. If you can plop it into another PC, run Seatools or WD diagnostics on it.
     
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    Check your SATA cable- swap it with the one from your optical drive and see if it makes a difference....
     
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    Yup the HDD is dead, I luckily have a back up and I just put it on an old hard drive. I just need to get a new hdd nao :3 Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah I figured that. Sorry to hear this. I hope you can get it fixed soon.
     
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    Im just gunna trash it, It's slow as hell anyway lol.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    LOL. good thinking.
     

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