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All i get is the message about posable failure of cdrom or hard drive failure when turning on computer i just installed a video card would that couse that message or did the hard drive just fail

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  • jimmy_hernan Jan 31, 2010

    well the monitor had lines thru it and i inspected the video card the fan was broke so i put a new card in and got first a fasttrack controller not conected,Bios . so i disabled promise controller , then i got message pri master disk: smart status bad backup or replace then now all i get is possable cdrom or hard drive failure thats all it shows on screen, what are the odds of my hard drive failing the computer is 3 years

  • jimmy_hernan Jan 31, 2010

    thank you

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Hi,

Video Card could not Cause a Hard Drive Failure. But i would Appreciate, if you could explain in Detail, what made you think that it is Hard Drive has Failed?

What Message you could see on the Screen? Why did you initially Change the Video card? Is there any Strange Noise?

Let me know, so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jan 31, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!


    It could be a Hard Drive Failure. Let me give you a Couple of Guides so that you could Diagnose, if it is Hard Drive Failure or not :-

    http://www.fonerbooks.com/ide_hd.htm

    http://www.pcmech.com/article/hard-drive...

    Let me know, so that we could proceed.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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