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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by MadMaXXX, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. MadMaXXX

    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    hey guys i know theres some computers gurus here so i thought id ask a q

    i have 2 drives and i recently formated and installed windows xp on my c: drive

    everything is cool when im around but if i let it idle too long it restarts and then says failed to boot

    i have to turn the comp off and windows starts up again

    anyways i have all that power saving crap and hibernation turned off

    the c drive did have some bad sectors but like i said it only fucks up when i let it idle too long

    any1 know what may be the problem?
     
  2. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    If at all possible back up all of your important information and try the install agian. What size is your hard drive? How old is it? Just to simplify things a whole bunch if its a smaller older hard drive use that as a reason to upgrade thats what I do.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    If your hard drive is reporting bad sectors, immediately back it up and throw it away. All modern hard drives have a set of "spare" sectors that are automatically mapped in to take the place of bad sectors on the drive. This process is transparent to the user and to the system. If the drive is reporting bad sectors, that means you're out of spares and the drive is in really bad shape- you're in danger of losing your data because the drive is dying. Toss it and get another one.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I agree. Do it before you lose track 0 and with it the entire drive.
     
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    erikespo Senior Member

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    since you have 2 drives format the other and install xp on there.. if it reboots there too then it probably is the mother board IDE controller
     
  6. MadMaXXX

    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    ye i trashed the drive and now its fine
     
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