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I do not. I cant even get back in now. It just keeps saying master hard disk error.
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I think it's the HDD, but we can't be certain. It also may be the mobo. Without a spare mobo or HDD laying around, i can't think of any way that you can determine which one is causing your problem.
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post #33 of 37
if you received a read element error i'm gonna say that it's the drive.

that error means there is dead blocks. It's loosing data in the bad sectors, and that data could very well be boot sectors. this could trick your board as well. i would replace the drive, then hook it up as a secondary to retrieve data you want
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post #34 of 37
Don't mess around too long when you have a hard drive failing. They will only work for a period of time during the 'dying' process where the SMART data will change very rapidly. Get a program like Active SMART and check your drive to see how bad things have gotten. If you have a secondary drive to backup your data to I would do that ASAP. If you delay I fear your next post will be asking how to recover data from a dead HDD.
post #35 of 37
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Okay so I figured out the issue. It was in fact my HDD that was broken.....I had to buy a new one today and my computer powers down and up with no issues at all...I am honestly relieved that it was my hdd and not my mobo....

Thank you all for the help.
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Okay so I figured out the issue. It was in fact my HDD that was broken.....I had to buy a new one today and my computer powers down and up with no issues at all...I am honestly relieved that it was my hdd and not my mobo....
Thank you all for the help.

Welcome. Might wana put "solved" in the title.
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post #37 of 37
Well i'm glad that i helped pinpoint your problem and prevented you from melting down biggrin.gif
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