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post #1 of 11
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Well, this just started. It's taking awhile for my pc to go from post to "starting windows".

and then it started (the first time) it wouldn't let me open steam for awhile. after it did, it error'd out. restarted it to see if that was the problem and when it went past post (then it checked my HDD and optical) it got stuck on a black screen right before the starting windows screen came out.

is my HDD dying?

computer is currently stuck on "starting windows" screen

well, i went past the log on screen and it still taking forever to load.

the good news is, i have a spare HD.. the bad news is... i haven't backed this one up that's dying

granted, all i have on this pc is steam so i can get my games back but still.. that's going to suck.
Edited by waar - 4/25/11 at 7:32pm
post #2 of 11
sounds like it is, take your HDD and backup anything important on another pc, then wip and pitch, buy a new one
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post #3 of 11
I would say it is your HDD. If you are able, download UBCD (ultimate boot cd) and run the harddrive diagnostic tool. (UBCD is a diagnostic tool. It diagnoses many computer components) If it passes the test, then I'm not entirely sure what is wrong.
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post #4 of 11
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computer is loading painfully slow
post #5 of 11
Maybe try out a ssd using it for windows and a few games and use your spare for your other media.. You'll be happy!
post #6 of 11
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i dont have money for SSD right now.

going to try ultimate boot cd if i can get chrome to load
post #7 of 11
youll need a new hdd

get a nice sata 3 if you can (thats the connection type )
(you have a caviar black that you probally picked up at bestbuy huh)
get a samsung f3 drive youll love it
or you can just go with something at 500 GIG

Hope you can check to see if it just your HDD though (hope that it is )

if you live in states
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http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...used-24-a.html

This guy is selling his SSD if you are interested.
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post #9 of 11
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my mobo doesn't support sata 3, and i have an f3 that i was going to use in another build.

and my caviar was bought in newegg
post #10 of 11
well how long have you had that drive?
i mean is it still returnable ?
probally not
or go with that ssd (its effing nice)
just get another f3 then thats what i would do i have three coming in the mail right now (excited to get them inside and put all these dvds in digital copy finally )
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