|So here is my problem. I have a relatively new computer about 7-8 months old. Anyways, I been getting this problem on and off. I seems that I have to "warm up" my computer for approximately 30 sec to safely boot to windows. If not I would get an error at windows stating that I saying NTLR missing or it will load into windows then it would BSOD. |
This is all avoided by hitting delete during the start up to go into bios, letting the computer "warm up" for 30 sec in the bios setup, then exiting bios and letting it load normally. When I do this, I avoid the ntlr or bsod messages.
SO I have a suspicion that my seagate barracuda 7200.11 640gb(my boot up drive) is dying or no good. I ruled out PSU when it replaced my cheap Ultra with a PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 watt(my system is not highend).
So its it the harddrive? I heard Seagates had been getting bad fail rates lately. However, when I run all the diagnostic seagate tests it passes. Does a harddrive really need to warm up before it can boot up properly. Can I ignore this? I rather not go through the trouble of rma and stuff. Anybody have a similar, or know of situations like this?
Note: I have used the Seagate like this for 7 months. I have just recently upgraded the firmware. My motherboard bios is also updated. When I first put the computer together, I switched out the motherboards(same model of MOBO), and still had the problem, so I don't think it the motherboard.
I am not that experienced with diagnosing hardware problems so hold my hand on this. Thanks ahead of time for any comments.