Question about Operating Systems
My computer switches on, but fails to load the operating system. Before this happened, it would crash frequently quoting an atisdva file or something like that for the error. What I would like to know is: has my hard disk failed completely and whether I should buy and install a new one?
Hard drive crash, drive defects in the area where the O/S is, or, corrupted O/S files.
Download the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic software and run it. It will examine your drive and give you an evaluation.
If it tells you the drive is fine, the either a complete reload, or a repair will get you back up and running. Whether you will be able to recover any of your data, will depend on the drive condition.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
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