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I posted this in the hard drive section yesterday, so my apologies if this is kind of a double, but a few things have changed that make me think it's not quite an HD problem.

So a few weeks ago my computer randomly shut down, I tried to boot again but it got stuck on the startup of windows screen. I have two hard drives, I tried booting up on the second one, still the same, wouldn't boot up (didn't make any sense to me, but whatever). So I figured I would reformat. I reformatted and it booted up with no problems for about a week. Last night it randomly shut off again and wouldn't boot past the startup screen. I again tried the second drive, no luck. I tried windows repair and still no luck. So I reset and walked away...came back a few hours later and it had successfully booted up. Awesome.

So then this morning I wake up and it had reboot itself and was stuck on the startup screen. I unplugged my primary drive and tried to boot off my other backup drive, this worked. So I assumed that my hard drive is going bad. I then plugged my main hdd in and it booted with no problems. Twice now. I'm sure this problem is going to continue to plague my system. Anyone have any ideas?

Also, I can't even boot into safe mode when this problem happens. Of the two times that I have tried to boot to safe mode it hangs on hal.dll and I believe the other attempt it hung on loading dysk.sys or something of the sort.
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anyone? =0
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Even if you say it might not be hard drive problem, did you test your hard drive?
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If you can boot into Windows try this.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...isk-check.html
    
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post #5 of 8
Freezing on HAL.DLL does indeed sound like a Harddisk problem. You said it will not boot off the second drive either sometimes though right?
     
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post #6 of 8
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@pappasmurt - It'll boot on the second drive when the main drive isn't plugged in. First time booting to safe mode it would freeze on hal.dll - second time it got past it.

@leek - how would I test the hard drive?
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post #7 of 8
nanoprobe has kindly linked to a site where you can do that if you haven't done that already. I was thinking HD Tune as well...providing that you manage to boot into Windows again. Any luck?
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks - I will disk check as soon as I finish up some work this afternoon.
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