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Old 09-30-2006, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well the problem is I got a "Disk Read Error, Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to restart" well I replaced that hard drive, new ribbon cable and for sum reason before I installed windows xp it said

Boot Sector Write
Virus: Continue (Y/N)

What the **** does this mean? Have I got a vrius? If so then how did that seemingly brand new drive get it?

I pressed yes and proceeded to install the operating system, while it was formatting my drive the same message came up again. Now when I use windows media player beta 2 to play some tracks it keeps reading the drive for AGES, everything becomes sluggish and frozen. After a WHILE it starts to work again. Could it be windows media player?

What does this all mean? The drive is brand new, its a "Segate Barracuda 7200.9 80 GB"

Please could someone help as I dunno what to do, by the way inside my p.c was dusty etc this surely cant be the contributing factor can it?

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Old 09-30-2006, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well first off, you didn't have to replace the HDD. All you had to do was re-install XP.

I'm not sure what that error means...


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Old 09-30-2006, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well when i tried to install xp on the hard drive i took off, it wouldnt let me! It said press any button to fun from C.D, so i did, then it said xp is gathering required information. After this the screen went black for like 30 mins til i turned it off. All in all I did need to replace the hard drive.

Anyone know what that boot sector thing is?
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