|OK, I can't get my computer to boot up. I see the DOS stuff loading up, but when I get to the Windows loading screen it'll hang, or if I can get passed to enter a password, my computer will freeze soon anyway. This happened yesterday but I restarted a few times and it worked fine all day. Today, I am getting the blue screen of death. This this is what it says:|
"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Check to make sure hardware and software is properly installed. ... Disable or remove any newly installed software or hardware ...
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x00000000, 0x8052D78D, 0x000000000)
*** PartMgr.sys - Address BAB30000 base at BAB30000, DateStamp 00000000"
That's the BSOD I'm getting. I got a second one telling me to check video adapters and other hardware components, but my computer rebooted itself before I could take a picture. Then, when it rebooted I got this awesome message, not in blue screen, but MS-DOS style:
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." I press enter and that message just appears again and again.
When I was able to get into my computer, I checked the event viewer and found an error: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D" Even ID 11. Listed was also a warning that said: An error on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation." ID 51. My D: drive is where I store all my media downloads, movies, music, etc.
I also ran /chkdsk /f /r or whatever, but it didn't really tell me anything. When it was finished it just restarted my system, which worked fine. I didn't restart before it scanned partition - I didn't know it needed to.
After many restarts and getting in, I tried to do a system restore to Friday's checkpoint. It said it couldn't complete the system restore.
I haven't installed any new hardware. A few weeks ago I switched cases and installed new RAM. I did have issues with video display at the switch, but got it resolved. (See my last couple posts!) I can't think of any new software I've installed lately except the World of Warcraft patch a few days ago.
So, what's the verdict guys? All I can think is my HDD is dead and I'm screwed. I appreciate any help!