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Old 11-04-2006, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had this problem for a while but always dismissed it as me, accidentially unplugging the power cord.

Basically everynow and then windows will restart on it's own. I'm pretty certain it's due to a hard disk error, because when i tried to windows check disk (when I restart the computer) it would continually crash on 24 percent of stage 4, I'm not sure what to do now, It'll probably be fixed if i reformat and reinstall windows, or is there another way of running check disk so it wont crash, or could i simply to reparitive install over the copy of windows i have now?

any help would be greatly appreciated
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I've had this problem for a while but always dismissed it as me, accidentially unplugging the power cord.

Basically everynow and then windows will restart on it's own. I'm pretty certain it's due to a hard disk error, because when i tried to windows check disk (when I restart the computer) it would continually crash on 24 percent of stage 4, I'm not sure what to do now, It'll probably be fixed if i reformat and reinstall windows, or is there another way of running check disk so it wont crash, or could i simply to reparitive install over the copy of windows i have now?

any help would be greatly appreciated
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Ok i might give that a try, but will it actually work or will it freeze at the same point?

and also is it not then possible to simply do a reparitive install of winxp?
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you gotta run them to find out if it will
you can try a repair, might work
if you do get in there, check the event viewer
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you gotta run them to find out if it will
you can try a repair, might work
if you do get in there, check the event viewer
get in where?
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if windows loads up
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Oh, windows loads up fine, but every now and then it will just randomly restart how do i check the event viewer?
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start>control pannel>performance and maintainance(if in catagory view)>administrative tools>event viewer
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Ok so I opened the event viewer and then looked at the system error records. In there it had thw word error next to a cross symbol, and the date time the errors occured, these errors are the crashing, it says as i guessed something about the disk.

when i clicked properties it said
The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block.

What exactly can I do from here?
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that means your hard drive is bad
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