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7thkevin
08-26-06, 12:22 AM
so I turn off my pc for the night...come back few hours later,turn on my pc and windows dont load past the Welcome Screen... wtf?

I restart a few times and tryied safe mode still samething... turn if off for a few then turn it back on... this time on the screen my HD makes a Grinding noise like its trying to do something . the light is on while theres noise but then they both stop :( any idea?

XP hom BTW


TIA

tHE_0ne
08-26-06, 01:28 AM
try F8 when booting and turn off automatic restart failure.

7thkevin
08-26-06, 01:50 AM
I just Tried reformatting and reinstalling widnows its gets to the part ware I enter the key. press enter and thats it nothin....:( but im goin to bed :sleep:

Mark
08-26-06, 04:31 AM
go to the support site of whoever makes your harddrive and download the diagnostic tools for the drive, run it from a boot disc and see what it tells ya.

Jamie_R
08-26-06, 06:20 AM
:nod: sounds like the hard drive to me ...

CableDude
08-26-06, 07:01 AM
go to the support site of whoever makes your harddrive and download the diagnostic tools for the drive, run it from a boot disc and see what it tells ya.

:nod:

7thkevin
08-26-06, 02:25 PM
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm


how would I put it on cd? I dont have a disk drive lol

Mark
08-26-06, 03:26 PM
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm


how would I put it on cd? I dont have a disk drive lol

download this file here (http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v408_b00.iso)
use nero or whatever to burn the .iso file, then set the PC to boot to the cd drive in the bios with the freshly burned cd in teh drive, follow on screen instructions to run tool.

7thkevin
08-26-06, 03:28 PM
ok will do thanks

7thkevin
08-29-06, 01:28 AM
woot fixed it.. Buffed the xp cd for a few mins:D