Operating System keeps crashing....

January 2, 2009 at 10:29:12
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium 4 3ghz

A few weeks ago, my hard drive was all of a sudden not being detected in the BIOS. My computer kept making a noise - the same noise that occurs when the computer is rebooted.

I had to attach the hard drive to another computer and format it. I then put it back in the main computer and installed Windows Vista onto it and the BIOS detected it this time like normal and I had my computer up and running again.

But now that noise has started occuring again and this time, the computer freezes as well and I can only move the mouse pointer around on the desktop. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't bring up task manager, which forces me to reboot.

Does anyone know what the problem could be? Is the problem with the hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

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January 2, 2009 at 10:55:27
Sounds like a drive problem. Go to the drive manufactures web site and download their drive diagnostic application, they all have them.

Run this and it should give you an indication if the drive is dying.


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January 2, 2009 at 11:02:56
I agree completely with Stuart.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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