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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:26 AM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:32 AM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:32 PM
For me...the obvious thing to do would be to check the condition/status of the hard drive, using the correct respecive HD manufacturer's diagnostic. Disappearing drives seem to be a clear indicator to me.
As for Windows making the boot partition E: rather than C:, that cannot happen without great assistance from the human. If the system reflects one hard drive attached properly...and 1 optical drive attached properly...and the user is conducting this operation with a Microsoft XP CD...the install software has no option but to make the first/only partition C:.
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."
Edited by digitaldraco, 16 July 2009 - 09:02 PM.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:14 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:52 PM
Hmmm, not good.
I never use the short test for anything...the long/extended test is a better indicator of the drive status.
Time to purchase a new drive, I'm afraid...but get confirmation (from the test) before doing so.
Just to be sure...both of these drives are Seagate drives?
Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:16 AM
Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:19 AM
Well...large, fast drives are now the norm...and prices could not be better, IMO.
Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:30 PM
Edited by digitaldraco, 19 July 2009 - 01:33 PM.
Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:45 PM
I've checked the BIOS and SpeedFan stats and occasionally I'll catch my CPU operating at 60-90°. So, maybe this is an issue too?
Edited by gocards22, 19 July 2009 - 01:59 PM.
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