HDD Fails

  Taw® 17:43 12 Jun 2009

On switching on my computer commences to boot as normal, white band at bottom of screen fills completely, screen then goes blank as if to commence windows. I hear a small click and then the boot sequence starts from the beginning again.
When trying to enter safe mode the usual screen starts up showing the loading etc, but once again it just stops as if being switched off so I cannot enter anything
I have checked all memory modules
The HDD is showing in the BIOS ok
xp pro

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:24 12 Jun 2009

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  Diemmess 18:40 12 Jun 2009

If your hard disk was wrecked you wouldn't get past the POST.
It is whatever is written on the HD that is corrupt, not the disk itself.

  Taw® 16:50 13 Jun 2009

If only the politicians could be as easil fixed lol many thanks worked a treat

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