Alright. So...I've got a bit of a problem.
It's a lot like this:
The other day, I was playing URU: Ages Beyond Myst
. I had finished 3 of the 4 "Bahro Ages" and shut down for the night. After waking up the next morning, I completed the final ages(s). Edar Kimo/Gera.
For those who have beaten the game, you all know what comes next. So, I returned to Gahressen to return the Bahro pillar. I did that just fine. I then proceeded to drop out of the Bahro caves--through the hole as was intended--and trouble struck.
Out of the blue, my computer reset itself. I watched the long, boring startup process, now with a new screen. I always treated those the same as an End User Agreement. I just pressed F2 to continue.
So, I reload my game. Due to the way Uru records the player's progess, I lost nothing. I had sucessfully returned a Bahro pillar. I then tried to link to Teledahn to do the same for another age. It locked up on me, and even ending the process with Task Manager did nothing for me. I was forced into a hard reset.
Again I waded through the startup, still with it's new screen. I loaded the game again and returned the Bahro pillar. The computer again reset.
Again I load it, I don't even get linked to Relto! Relto being the place where you start everytime you play the game. The computer restarted the minute this happened.
This time, I read the new screen. At first my father was suspicious of the name of the company: "American Megatrends". We checked it out, they're clean. Regardless, I read the bottom part. The only part that made sense.
There was soemthing about the hard drive, about it using the S.M.A.R.T. system, and then...
Status: BAD. BACKUP AND RESTORE
I didn't want to believe it. I couldn't believe it. Again I rand my game, it crashed on me again in another place called Kadish Tolesa.
My father is of the opinion that the problem lies, either in the CD-ROM my game runs off of, or the CD Drive itself. He says this because he still runs Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault
without any problems at all, on a DVD.
As for me, I think my hard drive is seriously screwed, and I need help.
[Edited on 12/21/2004 by Mega X.exe]