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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0..OK

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So today this problem appeared on my little sister's computer. When I boot the pc I have this error. PC has been working 5 years without problems. I already did reset the bios to default but it didn't help. When I try to boot it from Windows XP disc all I get is black screen and it freezes there. Any advice?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Howdy and welcome to CTH:

Do you know the make and model of the harddrive or the make and model of the computer?

If you can get the make and model of the harddrive, go to the manufacturers website and download their diagnostics program.

Run that and see if the hdd is no longer any good.

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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Hi, thanks for the reply

My hard drive is seagate barracuda 7200.7. I downloaded the SeaTools DOS version and ran a test. It found 30 errors and the program could fix it and it did. But still it gets stuck at Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0..OK

Any other tips for me?
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Make and model of the computer?

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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Well I assembled the pc myself 5 years ago. It has ASRock k7 series mobo and sempron 2800+ processor.

So do you think the hdd is broken or could it be the motherboard? Or maybe a virus has messed it up?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
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Well, it could be the harddrive. 30 errors are nothing to sneeze at even if the program said it fixed them. One of the damaged sectors could be the first one which would render the hdd useless.

It could also be just the IDE cable or the mobo.

If you boot into BIOS, does the system see the hdd?

What are you using for an XP install cd?

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