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Rebooting problem Hi I'm the one writing about the rebooting problem. I rebooted and held down the del key and now I have a Phoenix bios screen. Can you tell me what I need to do next?

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    Colleen Schneider Jan 23, 2009

    Hi I got the windows to come back but it gives me a check everytime it is rebooted then it takes hours to go through. It shows several file segments that are unreadable. What does this mean and what do I need to do about it?



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Look for the listing for the hard drive (Primary Hard disk ) or some such) and see if there is an ie=dentification of the hard Drive (Normally a size and model are listed) if it says NONE then the drive is not being detected.

If that is the case, then you open the tower, and ensure all cable connections are tight and try booting again.

Most likely, the hard drive has failed and will need replacement

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • IQUIT Jan 23, 2009

    CHKDSK running on every boot indicates several bad sectors on the hard disk drive. Backup any important data and replace the hard drive.



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