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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?

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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.

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