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Old 11-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Second time Windows failed to start

Hey all, I had a problem two weeks ago when Windows failed to start. It tried to do repairs but could not. I then reinstalled Windows and it was fine for two weeks until I restarted my computer today. Windows would not start today and launched Windows Repair. It is now "Repairing Disc Errors" as of right now.

I am starting to think that this is a hard drive issue since I don't believe it is a virus - but it could be. I am thinking of installing a new hard drive and using the existing hard drive as a secondary drive to get back the files.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like it could be. Event viewer should have some indicators. Run a chkdsk offline and see what it says. What your seeing could be virus too though. Test hardware first. Regardless, make sure your files are backed up externally.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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I am starting to think that this is a hard drive issue since I don't believe it is a virus
sounds like it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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It might still be under warranty
(Older ones had a 5 year)

WD warranty checker
http://support.wdc.com/warranty/index_end.asp?lang=en

Seagate and Maxtor
http://support.seagate.com/customer/...ion.jsp?form=0
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