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Old 04-10-2005, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
quartz01
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Default I think my hard drive is dead/dieing, but I am not sure

Hey guys

Before I start here are the specs..
PCChips M811LU
1.6ghz Duron
256mb Kingston RAM
16mb Tnt2 pro
250W Compaq PSU
Lite-on 52X32X52 CD-RW
Toshiba 48X CD-Rom
Maxtor 20GB 7200RPM 2mb Buffer hard drive
Its a back up rig for web-browsing

So anyways, I got the HD used. At first it worked as it should, but after a while when ever I told Windows to do something or when Windows was booting it would take FOREVER. The hard drive activity light would stay on but I wouldn't hear the hard drive and after a little bit I would hear 2 "clicks" and then the hard drive would start spinning.. but still slowly

After the 1st 2 weeks I got this message
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Quote:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x817802A*, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
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So I just reformated and reinstalled Windows but my computer was still really slow. And the other day I got that message again

I check Microsofts website and found this
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q297185

but I still think its my hard drive... is it, or is it something else?
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