Win XP Pro, SP3 - Not Crtiical - yet - just a botheration. This happened twice in the past week. I fired up last Monday and I got "No OS found. Please Insert Startup Disk and reboot". Ok, I rebooted without the CD and everything went just fine. Later boots all week - no problem until this morning and I get the same warning. I shut down, unplugged everything not necessary and rebooted with chkdsk /R /X and there wasn't anything outstanding. Should I be shopping for a new HD? Oh yeah, I ran the diagnosics from Maxtor, the HD mfgr and it came up clean.
The one I'm using for C: is fairly new, (6 months) and has two partitons - C:, the boot part. and D:, where I put stuff not needed on C: I have other HD's divided into partitions holding music, photos and personal (H: is a USB Black Armor password protected for really person stuff but I don't think they have anything to do with happeded that involved my boot drive, C:
As I stated, this is low priority. There's folks here that NEED help right now but I ain't one, so help them first, ok? But, any advise is always nice.