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Old 12-25-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Angry Computers Gone South Of The Border....

Ok - I'm stumped

I've got a
P4 1.7 Ghz
512 MB RamBus Ram
Geforce 5700 LE GPU
Running Windows 2000

Anyway - This morning when I booted it up I got a message saying that windows could not boot up because it could not find a file in the windows system folder - run windows repair to deal with it. So out come the boot cd - dosen't work - I don't normally use this computer so I reckon it dosen't support bootable CD's. So out come the bootdisks. First I get an error on disk 3. So I restart after making a new disk 3 with another PC. Then I get a message on disk 1 that so I make another set of disks and get the message that the system encountered an I/O error accessing multi(0)disk(0)fdisk(0)... umm...

I did a virus scan on it yesterday - I'm totally stumped about whats happening beyond the bios going south or something.
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Old 12-25-2004, 05:59 PM   #2
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I/O Error? Uh oh.. I had a Seagate hard-drive that did that, and it was beyond repair. You have a second hard-drive? Hopefully it is not your hard-drive. I would suggest trying to reinstall Windows completely. You may have to format.
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Old 12-25-2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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yea i had the same thing...i bought a computer, did some upgrades then the seagate 120gb hard drive failed displaying that same error, it pissed me off because the computer was only 4 weeks old but they wouldnt take it back because i did upgrades which void the warrenty
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Old 12-26-2004, 05:11 AM   #4
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The problem is that I can't load into windows or run a boot disk (or CD) of any type (I've now tried my ME boot disks and they different and the 2000 disks I thought were "defective" worked on another system) so how am I supposed to reformat??? I do have a second hard drive - later today I will take out the primary and swap it for the second one (which is larger anyway) and see if I can do anything with that...

Anyway - I've found a hard disk diagnostic program and thats not working either - it seems that nothing can be loaded off the disk...

I'm gonna try changing the hard drives.
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See if you can format the damaged drive from the one that is fine. That's all I can say...

(This is why I hate seagate)
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