Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:13 PM
I would go to the hdd manufacturers web site and download and run their diagnostic tool. You will need to burn a CD to boot from to run this test. You may have to access the BIOS and change the CD-ROM to the first device in the boot order so that you can boot from the CD.
If there isn't a problem with the hdd try running chkdsk.
Go to Start and click on My Computer.
Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run. The C: drive is usually contains your operating system.
Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.
Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed.
To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.
To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, and then click Start.
I would run both in your case.
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