Happy new year to me? "-( me not too happy.
WinXP Pro/ Q6600 Intel Core 2/ 3.3Gb DDR/MSI P-35 Platinum MoBo/ GeForce 8600GT
I was told that this message - HARD DISK ERROR" could be the operating system as well as maybe a hard drive issue...is this right? I always thought this is a hard drive problem.
Well, here's the thing. I am at the library because something strange is going on,and my computer is hanging and not responding. I've been getting the black screen with Hard disk Error Message, try to go to safe mode,then to command prompt, then to start windows normally, then to the start in Last known settings that worked, but it all takes me back to the Hard Disk error message. Maybe once or twice I can get on to the desktop, but then it just hangs, or I can get as far as the Welcome screen, then it hangs and hangs.
I have two SATA Western Digital Hard drives. 74GB Raptor for applications, and 500GB for storage. when I am doing anything on the computer, It's been hanging recently and I ran the WD Data Lifeguard utility, the "Quick" and the "Extended" test on drive 2 (500GB) which came back with bad sectors which it repaired,then showed healthy. The test on the Raptor showed up as HEALTHY as well. This worked fine for a day and then I get this black screen with "MASTER HARD DISK ERROR..PRESS F1 TO RESUME." again.
Before I left to come here to the library to post this, I called Western Digital and of course they told me it may be my Windows operating system,since the utility showed them as healthy. he told me to hook up each drive to another computer to test...WHAT? Another computer?
Well I do have an old antique compact with 256RAM 1.2 GHz AMD CPU and is slower than ratsnot. if I were to test, I'd have to use to IDE cables to each of the drives. The western digital guy told me that my WinXP Pro OS could be the problem, so does this mean I will have to wipe the hard drives and reinstall Windows,all the apps,hardware,drivers,all over again only to find out it is one of the hard drives?
Wish I could just plop in the original WinXP Cd to over write the old OS, and hope for the best!
Thanks to all that reply, and a happy new year to those who do not.