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OS problem I cannot load my operating system and get a black screen saying Windows had and error loading operating system or something Im not sure but i think my hardrive crapped out

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  • timtunes Sep 26, 2008

    I have a similar problem. While playing an online game, I got a screen that said "Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to protect your computer ". Could it also be the hard drive?

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This is most likely going to be a failed hard drive. Since it won't load the system, by general rule, If the hard drive won't format, or if you have any issues during or after the set up of a new operating system, then the hard drive is shot, and needs replaced. Replace the drive and you should be just fine.

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