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Old 03-30-2006, 04:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Make sure to select "format using xxx", not "Quick format using xxx". Because regular format will also perform a scandisk.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so there was a bsod after all (and again,by default windows is set to restart on a bsod) rar/zip all files in c:\windows\minidump and upload to http://www.upload2.net provide the link and ill analyze em , are you 100% sure the sound is coming from the hd? , did you open the case and listen closely? , what hd is it exactly? alot of very old hds are noisy , and what about the last question in my previous reply?
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:38 PM   #13 (permalink)

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no there was no bsod just an instant restart. without any warning or anything in the middle of loading windows it would restart a bring me to f8. the hd is a quantum fireball 60GB about 6 yrs old i said it at the top.

im reinstalling now it should be done in 20min i'll be back then.

and ya major i always use full formatting and not quick
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and by everything i meant ram, cpu and mobo just kept 2 cd players and hd

and now the case and psu since we got both yesterday
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and again 3rd time im saying it, by default settings windows is set to restart on a bsod believe me there was one even if you didnt see it
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ok i just reformatted and reinstalled and it still didnt work
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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read my previous reply on page1 , i gotta have the logs to figure it out
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:52 PM   #18 (permalink)

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ok i finally got it to work. i took a drive from my comp and tested it and it worked so it was the HD so we just bought a new one and its working perfect.

but just just out of curiosity jeremy how would i get that info to u if windows never even started?

thx to everyone who helped out u guys are awesome. i know i'll help anytime u guys need it! now she can finally start her essays for UofT!

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but just just out of curiosity jeremy how would i get that info to u if windows never even started?
from what you said i understood it starts in safe mode just fine , if you would have say it doesnt then i would say youll use some linux livecd and copy the logs to a floppy/usb flash or burn em to cd...
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alright thx man u've been a big help
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