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Did my harddrive fail?

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#1 Acayex


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:37 PM

Yesterday, my computer just crashed via blue screen. Didn't get to read it as it just restarted the computer. Now every time I start it, it'll crash and restart near the end of the OS load bar (Windows XP Home) showing the blue screen for a split second. Doesn't matter if I choose Safe mode, last known config, etc. The result is the same. At the moment I'm downloading and will attempt to use Knoppix to see if I can access the hard drive. Unfortunately I lost my XP CD

Specs: Windows XP Home SP2
Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 3.0GHz LGA 775 Single-Core EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3000F
CORSAIR XMS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model CMX1024-3200PRO
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
ASUS P4S8X-MX 478 SiS 661GX Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Nvidia 7600 GT 512 MB AGP

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:29 AM

Download the diagnostic tool from WD's support site
You also might want to test your memory

Edited by garmanma, 12 August 2009 - 05:26 PM.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

It helps if you can read the BSOD causing the reboot. Step 1 is disabling the auto reboot feature.



#4 Acayex

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:21 PM

I'm unable to actually get to the desktop of that PC. Is there anyway to disable automatic restart via BIOS?

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