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#1 Swordie

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

Hi all, I recently had a Ntoskrnl.exe issue. We got that fixed.. However..

Now, this is happening..

Boot -> Buzzing Sound -> Blank Screen. This happens before the splash screen.

I'm running a Win XP SP2, eMachines T2895. It's got about 5.5 years on it.. I'm thinking it's the HD.

And also, sometimes, it does pass. However, on the splash screen, the bar moves 1 block at a time in it's last stages. Then, when I get to the welcome screen, I can't move either my mouse, or type with my Keyboard.
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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

I would try to run a diagnostic test on the HD...Now the big question is who is the manufacturer of your HD? To find out download the software from this link and it will tell you many things about your computer including the make and model of your HD. Then you can go to the manufacturers web site and download the diagnostic tool, burn it to a CD and run it...That will answer your question of a failing hard drive...

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
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#3 Swordie

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:13 PM

I would try to run a diagnostic test on the HD...Now the big question is who is the manufacturer of your HD? To find out download the software from this link and it will tell you many things about your computer including the make and model of your HD. Then you can go to the manufacturers web site and download the diagnostic tool, burn it to a CD and run it...That will answer your question of a failing hard drive...

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html


Thanks, i'll give it a try. I was thinking of running a Check Disk Errors once I could get it to boot properly.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

You didn't say how you fixed it. You also could have hosed you boot.ini file
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