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#1 Jinxus

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:42 PM

Hello everybody, I'm having a bit of a problem with my computer right now.. it would be nice if I could get some help, I've been trying to research stuff for two or three days now but I can't find anything.

Whenever I start up my computer everything goes fine until it gets to the Windows XP Loading screen, then it crashes.. that's not what I really need help on though because I'm pretty sure I know why that's happening, pretty sure I have a virus. I've also tried to boot my computer in safe mode and it crashes right after I try that.

Whenever I try to Repair/Install a new copy of my Windows XP I get this message, "Examing 114471 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi...".. It holds there forever, I let it hang for two days and it didn't move at all. My current hard drive is a Seagate Baracudda Model 8T3120026A..

If that hard drive is broken oh well who cares.. I have another hard drive.. but my computer doesn't detect it.. I plug it in exactly the same way as my old hard drive with the power cable and the IDE cable or w/e its called, I don't plug in the jumper cable because my computer always crashes right when I start it and I can turn it back on unless I change the power somehow.. but I dont need the jumper cable for the hard drive I'm using now.. this hard drive is Western Digital WD1200 120GB IDE hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:00 PM

so you are absolutely sure you can not do a repair or reinstall windows

heres something that you can do.....

wipe out your harddrive with boot and nuke

it will zero it

download it from here... http://dban.sourceforge.net/

burn it to cd and put it computer

it will detect your harddrive then erase it

then reinstall your windows

Edited by mme, 28 August 2007 - 09:01 PM.


#3 Jinxus

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:02 PM

ill try that out now, thanks.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:05 PM

let us know how it turns out

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:18 PM

Didn't work.

Edited by Jinxus, 29 August 2007 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

I'm trying to get it to work now, I think I didn't burn it right the first time.. I'll report back here when I finish.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:40 PM

go to manufacturer that biult the harddrive and trouble shoot it there they maybe able to run diagnostic tool.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:06 PM

Whenever I try to start DBAN on my computer it just says "Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM : 2.88MB DISKETTE" and it stays there.. doesnt do anything after that.. you know how I could fix that?

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

i never ran into that problem
but if you go back to dban site they have frequently asked questions
and a help forum of there own
you should check there forum and see if theres a solution to your problem

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=208932

http://dban.sourceforge.net/faq/index.html

give those a try

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:21 PM

Already made a post on the SourceForge forums and already checked the FAQ.. nothing in the FAQ about it.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:24 PM

well i hope theres a solution to your problem
im sure someone will have a fix

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:25 PM

have you set-up your boot order in the bios
to boot from cd rom

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:29 PM

This is the exact order..

1. ATAPI CD-ROM [Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-]
2. Removable Device [Legacy Floppy]
3. IDE Hard Drive [xxxxxxxxx]
4. Other Boot Device [INT18 Device]

Unless the 4th one is the first to start then I think I have the right boot order.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:33 PM

theres another you could try killdisk

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/killdisk.html

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:44 AM

Download the Seagate diagnostic tool here and use it to test your hard drive. This will tell you if you have a hardware fault.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw




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