|I have had this computer for about 6/7 years bought it reconditioned from pc world. |
in nov 2010 it wiped out everything on hard drive as if it werent there, i have some screen shots but it always comes up with the following error
it said (black screen)
"a disk read error has occurred
press control alt delete to restart."
SOMETIMES when i leave it for 30 mins say, it will load up everything and work normally but only be operational for about 5 or 10 mins but if i try 5 mins after i rebooted the machine it wil not, i have decided to buy a new hard drive 1tb sata hopefuly it will take it
is this definitely a hard drive issue yes i did try the check disk tool but it found nothing wrong.
i saw this post thought maybe its related to my issue.
not long after i bought this machine 7 years ago i have regularly heard grinding noises on the hard drive even after wiping the drive and reinstalling everything. the power supply unit has made noises for a few years as well but its it quietens down after a while.
i have had some issues with displaying some settings in bios such as master/slave options on hard drive, i could see it last time i switched it on but previous times it wasn't there, would there be any further issue that i need to look at apart from hard drive?
i am looking at buying hard drive from http://www.rusmart.co.uk no less than 500mb possibly 1tb sata if it will take this size can anyone help me with the specs of these internal hard drives as i am a bit confused with them.
thanks in advance.