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Keep getting harddrive failure when booting up ! is the hd finished or could it be cable ?

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    MAINAMN Nov 05, 2008

    Thanks guys, I will give it a go.

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More likely to be the hdd

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Goto http://www.grc.com download spinrite and give it a go. It may recoverthe disk for you. Or repair it enough for you to get your data off.

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