Posted on 2003-11-14
Hi guys, something really odd is happening to my computer. A couple of weeks ago I bootted up my PC
and instwead of loading my Windows XP OS it gave me a BOOT DISK FAILURE INSERT A BOOT DISK AND PRESS AN"Y KEY TO CONTINUE...That instance I thought NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for several obvious reasons. Since I was in denial I SHUT DOWN my PC and botted again. It worked flawlesly just as if nothing wrong or odd ever happened. A couple of weeks later
the same thing happens...so i did the same thing to fix it. It happened 4 times so far and i am trully annoyed. Once after I shut down to correct the disk failure issue, windows ran automatically chkdsk and found some errors in the index table...it corrected them. I thought the IDE cable was screwed since the HDD seemed to be operating perfectly. I replaced the IDE cable but it happened again. This drives me nuts, what is happening? I will save my work because i dont want it to fail once and forever but i dont want to buy another harddrive right now.
So any ideas on what the problem could be? Any ideas on how i can correctly identify it? What software can i use to do
a test ( a really complete and stressfull one ) on my HDD?
The configuration of my PC is the following:
Pentium 4 HT 2.3 Ghz
512 DDR Ram
HDD Western Digital Caviar 120G 8Mb
Motherboard intel 865.