Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:35 PM
A while back (sometime last year), my PC was infected with malware and I eventually cleaned my PC with the help of another website. One of the things I read while searching for how to remove malware is that sometimes you have to turn off system restore, reboot, then turn it on. Now I did this when my PC was infected and when it tried to load XP, I got an "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error. I eventually fixed it and recently replaced the hard drive. Is it possible that turning off System Restore and getting that error was a result of a dying HDD? I actually got the error two more times after that, once when AVG quarantined a virus and the other time when my PC was running just fine. The third time happened right out of the blue and I just replaced my HDD after that. Any chance that was a sign of a bad HDD?