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Q: computer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: computer
Category: Computers
Asked by: r4777-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Apr 2006 15:03 PDT
Expires: 06 May 2006 15:03 PDT
Question ID: 716256
What does  error msg boot disk failure mean? does it always mean hard
drive failure or is there other causes?  I get it once in awhile but
just restart computer and it works okay.

Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 07 Apr 2006 11:22 PDT

It means as you suggest, that your hard drive is sometimes failing to
boot up properly/in time, which may or may not indicate impeding
failure of your hard drive/disk controller/power supply.


Clarification of Question by r4777-ga on 07 Apr 2006 12:47 PDT
Hi Endo:

Thanks for the info, guess I had better be prepared ! !

Subject: Re: computer
Answered By: endo-ga on 07 Apr 2006 15:04 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Glen,

I would backup any crucial data you have on there in case your drive
fails and be prepared to get another one if/when it does.

If you live in the US, I would purchase from Newegg
If you live in the UK, I would purchase from ebuyer:

Here's some more detailed information about the error you're experiencing:

Error with Hard Disk

It could also mean that your IDE/SATA cable is a bit loose.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

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