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#1 arraness

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

Error loading operating system is the error I get when I turn on my computer.

I do not want to format because i have documents i need saved on the harddrive.

I read somewhere that if i change to lba setting it might work..how do i do this?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:31 AM

FWIW: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/92217/error-loading-operating-system/

IMO, that message signals that the hard drive or the file system has problems. Since the file system is the layer on the hard drive upon which the O/S and all other files lies...it's the same effect.

FWIW: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326676

Other opinions: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sou...ng+&aqi=g10

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have a Microsoft XP install CD (not recovery/restore CDs issued by manufacturer)?

You can always run a hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive, just to verify/refute concerns about the hard drive.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

FWIW: I don't know where you read anything about LBA, but LBA is already commonly employed (automatically) on most systems these days. It helps if you post a link to references by someone else...that you are going to use as guidance.

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