Boot Drive Problem Clarification

July 17, 2009 at 14:15:04
Specs: Windows XP
I was playing a computer game on my XP when the game froze and lock-up the computer, so I did a warm start reboot and got the message that says "cannot find the OS system please insert a system disk" to continue the boot process. Did the game crash my OS and it can not find the system stuff it needs to boot Win XP off of my HDD C:? How do I check to see if I still can Boot from Drive C: before I go through the XP Recovery Proceedures.

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July 19, 2009 at 21:57:00
First, make sure the hard drive is connected correctly to the computer, make sure all wires are tight and secure, compressed air works wonders to clean out the dust in tiny places, like the pins in a hard drive to make sure data transfers aren't at all interfered. The hard drive could of spun a baring, and crashed itself, or it could of done something to itself. I've never heard of a game alone crashing a hard drive. Does the hard drive make any unusual noises? (clicks, etc.) If so, it's most likely fried. :( If it is... check out they have good prices on very good and reliable products, like hard drives.
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I run Ubuntu 9.04 on my Compaq Presario R3000. I also run windows XP & 7(beta) in virtual box.

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