win8 says HD failed

  nichos 20:18 01 May 2014
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Hi,

I dualboot W8 & XP, this morning W8 did not boot normally but, in a very restrictaed way reminisent of the XP "Safe Mode", with the error icon saying " HD problem" back your files, pls see attached.

I recycled the HD cables rebooted W8 several times with the same, then booted in XP & all worked fine, no problems reported, even FSX worked.

Can anybody help on this please?

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  BRYNIT 20:58 01 May 2014

As you seem to have one HD I assume you have partitioned the drive to allow a duel boot between XP and Windows 8. There is a possibility that the partition that windows 8 is installed on may be failing, have you scanned the full hard drive for bad sectors?

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