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A45 hard drive problem

Thank you for your very prompt response. i do appreciate any help.

initially, the machine would begin to boot up, go to the windows xp screen, run for a few seconds then shut down. it would then start again on it's own and run through the same process. even with the lid shut it would continue this unless i shut the machine off manually.

the error message when i tried to run the recovery disk did refer to some sort of a sector problem on the hard drive and said something along the lines of 'if problem persists contact the manufacturer'.

i have another a45 which i am using right now; if i try to trade this drive into the non-working machine will this help isolate the issue? or will this put the usable drive at risk?

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No if you change harddrives the drive wont boot as all the drivers are different and windows looks for hardware already installed

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