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Old 06-13-2005, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i boot my pc, it says in white letter hard drive problem, and then it takes me to a black screen where it says, 'press f4 to continue' i pressed f4 and it hasnt done anything for the past 15 minutes and im getting concerned.
i just upgraded my ram, i dont know if thats the problem.
my hd is a western digital 80 gb.

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Come on I need help here!
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take out the new ram and see if it works if it doesnt it could be a virus.
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ill try that, but it was working perfectly fine even after i put the ram in
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didn't work..
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most likely a virus. u may need to reformat ur harddrive if u have important files u need to save u might try taking it to a near by computer repair shop they should be able to help u.
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does anyone know any other options? im realy pissed of right now. it stopped working when the computer suddenly crashed and rebooted while loading the battlefield 2 demo. i had just upgraded the ram the same day. i feel it has nothing to do with the ram because i used the one i had before and still the same problem. I can't reformat because i lost all the cd's when i moved.

i know im probobly f**ked but im begging for a solutions here.
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Well get a copy of Memtest86 and see if the RAM is the problem. If you have a 2nd computer, you should try to take the HD and throw it in as a slave drive on the 2nd computer and run an A/V scan on it. MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT EXECUTE ANY FILES ON THE SLAVE DRIVE

Why? Well if there is a virus then you might get infected again on the 2nd computer.
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i would do that, only trouble is, it's a laptop.
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http://www.avast.com/eng/system_requirements4.html

Bootable Antivirus Program, you can download a demo.
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