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Posted: 2/22/2006 9:08:41 PM EDT
my kids computer crashed a few days ago.
i had problems to get the harddrive to reformat.and thought i had a bad restore disk.so i was able to find another operating system.while i was waiting to get the new operating system i was able to get the computer to reformat with the restore disk i got with the computer from dell.

Computer work ok for a few days.but last night i checked on the kids and had a message to install boot disk in drive A.
i don't have a boot disk and the other time it didn't say to install disk in drive a.

could this be a sign of a hard drive failure?
if it is do i just buy a new harddrive and install it than install my restore disk and load it?
computer is 4-5 years old.the kids don't get on it alot so i know that they are not getting into anything and messing with the settings.
also running avg virus software.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:02:32 AM EDT
It's time to buy a new HD.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:12:50 AM EDT
what operating system???


can you boot into safe mode?? (push F8 durning startup)

can you run scandisk or defrag???
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:42:35 AM EDT
bought new hard drive and seems that that took care of it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:44:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:
what operating system???


can you boot into safe mode?? (push F8 durning startup)

can you run scandisk or defrag???



running xp.
wanting me to insert a bootdisk.
can not get pass insert boot disk in drive a.

install new hard drive and reinstalled restore disk and it work.
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