Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
uro
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Default Harddrive issue

Hello, recently upon coming back from a trip I go to turn my desktop on. Everything seems to be going fine until I get to the windows loading page. The windows XP loading bar and icon come up and finish but after that my mouse comes up with a waiting glass against a black screen like it's about to load my account screen but then it goes away and all I have is the mouse pointer while my screen remains black.

Not really sure what the problem could be, I've had no problems with it before. Any idea what could be going on?
__________________

uro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Grantofhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,762
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Check all the hardware inside the computer to make sure that it is all plugged in. ATX power, AUX core power, RAM, HDD power, HDD S-ATA or IDE, the whole nine yards.

report back and we'll work it from there.
__________________

__________________
RD-PC -//- i7 950 // Evga x58 SLI // 3x2 OCZ PC3-12800 // 2x Evga GTX470 // Corsair HX850 // SilverStone TJ07
Grantofhell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
uro
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Yea, everything is good as far as that goes. I get the system beep and everything runs smoothly up until after the windows loading screen completes.
uro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Grantofhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,762
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Your operating system most likely needs repair. Enter your windows XP CD and follow instructions for a repair (do not use Recovery Console, however). Post back and let us know how it goes.
__________________
RD-PC -//- i7 950 // Evga x58 SLI // 3x2 OCZ PC3-12800 // 2x Evga GTX470 // Corsair HX850 // SilverStone TJ07
Grantofhell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
uro
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grantofhell View Post
Your operating system most likely needs repair. Enter your windows XP CD and follow instructions for a repair (do not use Recovery Console, however). Post back and let us know how it goes.
Unfortunately I don't have the CD or know where it is. Do you think this is a windows related issue or a HDD issue?

The drive doesn't make any funny sounds when I take it out and hear it start up, it does vibrate quite a bit which I assume is normal though.
uro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
Bogan
 
Neodude112320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,471
Send a message via MSN to Neodude112320
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Check you CMOS Battery (it's a Round Watch Like Battery),Pull it out and pull your RAM out.Unplug it from the wall and leave it unplugged for about 10 minutes and then put everything back.

OR

Just buy a new CMOS battery.
__________________
Desktop:BitFenix Survivor~Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R~ i7 2600K @ 4hz~AMD 6870 1GB~12gb Team Elite DDR3 1333~3xWD In RAID5~W7 Ult
Laptop:Alienware M11x~ i7-2637M 1.7GHz~16GB 1333MHz DDR3~GeForce GT 540M~W7 Ult
Neodude112320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
uro
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neodude112320 View Post
Check you CMOS Battery (it's a Round Watch Like Battery),Pull it out and pull your RAM out.Unplug it from the wall and leave it unplugged for about 10 minutes and then put everything back.

OR

Just buy a new CMOS battery.
I can access the bios so wouldn't that mean that the cmos battery is functional? Or does that serve a different function.
uro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 12:26 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,641
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neodude112320 View Post
Check you CMOS Battery (it's a Round Watch Like Battery),Pull it out and pull your RAM out.Unplug it from the wall and leave it unplugged for about 10 minutes and then put everything back.

OR

Just buy a new CMOS battery.
was that a pointless post? lol no offense neodude. But it just seems like a OS issue..uhh i can link you to the disk if you need.
__________________
Thermaltake ARMOR/ mATX intelG33 Motherboard/4gb G.SKILL High Gaming Performance ddr2-1200/Radeon 3870 1gb edition/850w Thermaltake superduty psu

PokerDegenerate: Don't listen to these guys, I like the IDE makes it look vintage like a 68 Camaro SS...
Spec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 01:08 PM   #9
uro
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spec View Post
was that a pointless post? lol no offense neodude. But it just seems like a OS issue..uhh i can link you to the disk if you need.
If you could be so kind hehehe.
uro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 05:20 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
Grantofhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,762
Default Re: Harddrive issue

Just to clarify for you; the CMOS battery is what keeps all of your settings saved under BIOS. /occasionally/, BIOS can cause the OS to not load. but it's typically only on Nvidia chipset boards.
__________________

__________________
RD-PC -//- i7 950 // Evga x58 SLI // 3x2 OCZ PC3-12800 // 2x Evga GTX470 // Corsair HX850 // SilverStone TJ07
Grantofhell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0