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Hi,
Yesterday my computer was playing up being unusually slow and freezing in some programs like web browser and such. I tried shutting it down but it wouldn't and so I shut it down with the power switch. Now when I try to boot it goes to the screen where it says things like "Start Windows Normally" etc and I select it, but after that the screen stays black and nothing happens. I can't get into Safe Mode either. I put this thread in the HDD section because I think it's something to do with the HDD my OS is on (which is just a regular 500gb 7200rpm) and I noticed the HDD was making an unusual buzzing noise. Not sure what to do but if anyone can help it is appreciated.
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post #2 of 6
If you had it OCed, I'd probably try resetting CMOS. If that doesn't fix it, try to repair Windows with a live CD.
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boomer..bad time to be having an hdd failure.. ,,that's what it's feeling like to me..what brand?
 
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post #4 of 6
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Yeah, the brand is a Seagate, and I have tried the windows repair thingo but when I tried it I launched into the windows CD but its just been stuck on that thing at the beginning that goes round and round (the green bars) and hasnt stopped.
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post #5 of 6
reset any OC to stock, run the Win7 repair disk and run chkdsk /f /r from the command window. this should fix any file system errors you may be having. If that doesn't work use the Seagate HDD Diagnostic tool SeaTools here - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools to check to see if your hard drive is failing.

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post #6 of 6
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alrighty so, I've run the repair from the boot disc, that didnt work, then i tried through the command thing and ran chkdsk, but it said the disks were write protected or something, and that didnt work, so I grabbed seatools and wrote it to a disc and booted with that. I ran the long test for the problem HDD and it said that the tests failed and that there are problems with the HDD that seatools is unable to fix. It gave me a seatools test code A5A3E45A, going to try to follow it up with seagate. At this point not sure what else to do, is there any way to get the data that was on the HDD?
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