XP WON'T LOAD POSSIBLE HDD PROBLEM



mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:39 AM
HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO LUCK,
REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN DIGITAL
80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT
THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT IN
THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
--
mike42914

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
> OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO
> LUCK,
> REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN
> DIGITAL
> 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT
> THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
> INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT
> IN
> THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> --
> mike42914

Your signature shows you can switch your capital letters off. Please try
posting that way- capitals are considered shouting and many people will
ignore your posting.

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
I apologize, new to this. I would really like to get help with this, to be
honest did not realize caps was on...again I am truly sorry!!

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:

> mike42914 wrote:
> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
> > CUT OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
> > REPAIR, NO LUCK, REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD,
> > REPLACED THE WESTERN DIGITAL 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED
> > XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN
> > BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN
> > AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT IN THE
> > MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>
> Sorry you rude, insolent, shouting person, you'll receive no assistance from
> me - the only place you're going is straight in my kill-file. When you learn
> to post in a manner condusive with the proper rules of netiquette then you
> might find some assistance.
>
> All caps is considered yelling, is incredibly rude and makes your posts
> extremely hard to read.
>
> Besides, what has this to do with XP's Help and Support Centre?
>
> How to Compose a Good Newsgroup Post
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
> How to Act Smart on Usenet
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> Getting Your Post Noticed - and Answered
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2001/Mar01/Mar27pmvp.asp
>
> How Not to Get Help in Newsgroups
> http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
> OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO
> LUCK,
> REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN
> DIGITAL
> 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT
> THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
> INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT
> IN
> THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> --
> mike42914

We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe mode?
Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is installed
in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the new
hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and format
the partition?

Kerry

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
I apologize for the rudeness. I am kind of new to this.

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

>
> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:44ED2ABE-582E-433A-A256-BE88245AA893@microsoft.com...
> >I apologize, new to this. I would really like to get help with this, to be
> > honest did not realize caps was on...again I am truly sorry!!
> >
>
> Please ignore Miss Tick. She is incredibly rude and rarely posts any
> information that actually helps someone. See my other post in this thread
> for help on your problem.
>
> Kerry
>
> > "Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:
> >
> >> mike42914 wrote:
> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
> >> > CUT OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
> >> > REPAIR, NO LUCK, REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD,
> >> > REPLACED THE WESTERN DIGITAL 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED
> >> > XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN
> >> > BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN
> >> > AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT IN THE
> >> > MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> >>
> >> Sorry you rude, insolent, shouting person, you'll receive no assistance
> >> from
> >> me - the only place you're going is straight in my kill-file. When you
> >> learn
> >> to post in a manner condusive with the proper rules of netiquette then
> >> you
> >> might find some assistance.
> >>
> >> All caps is considered yelling, is incredibly rude and makes your posts
> >> extremely hard to read.
> >>
> >> Besides, what has this to do with XP's Help and Support Centre?
> >>
> >> How to Compose a Good Newsgroup Post
> >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >>
> >> How to Act Smart on Usenet
> >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >>
> >> Getting Your Post Noticed - and Answered
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2001/Mar01/Mar27pmvp.asp
> >>
> >> How Not to Get Help in Newsgroups
> >> http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon on the
screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that came
with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse, cdrw, dvd
rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new hardware
added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one, I hope
this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize for the
previous posting.

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

>
> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO
> > LUCK,
> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN
> > DIGITAL
> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT
> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT
> > IN
> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> > --
> > mike42914
>
> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe mode?
> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is installed
> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the new
> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and format
> the partition?
>
> Kerry
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6F01875E-3055-42AB-9F08-AA939DB885AF@microsoft.com...
>I apologize for the rudeness. I am kind of new to this.
>
> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>

It is rude to post in all caps but she could have been more pleasant about
letting you know this.

Kerry

>>
>> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:44ED2ABE-582E-433A-A256-BE88245AA893@microsoft.com...
>> >I apologize, new to this. I would really like to get help with this, to
>> >be
>> > honest did not realize caps was on...again I am truly sorry!!
>> >
>>
>> Please ignore Miss Tick. She is incredibly rude and rarely posts any
>> information that actually helps someone. See my other post in this thread
>> for help on your problem.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>> > "Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:
>> >
>> >> mike42914 wrote:
>> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
>> >> > CUT OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
>> >> > REPAIR, NO LUCK, REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD,
>> >> > REPLACED THE WESTERN DIGITAL 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED
>> >> > XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN
>> >> > BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN
>> >> > AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT IN THE
>> >> > MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>> >>
>> >> Sorry you rude, insolent, shouting person, you'll receive no
>> >> assistance
>> >> from
>> >> me - the only place you're going is straight in my kill-file. When you
>> >> learn
>> >> to post in a manner condusive with the proper rules of netiquette then
>> >> you
>> >> might find some assistance.
>> >>
>> >> All caps is considered yelling, is incredibly rude and makes your
>> >> posts
>> >> extremely hard to read.
>> >>
>> >> Besides, what has this to do with XP's Help and Support Centre?
>> >>
>> >> How to Compose a Good Newsgroup Post
>> >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> >>
>> >> How to Act Smart on Usenet
>> >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>> >>
>> >> Getting Your Post Noticed - and Answered
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2001/Mar01/Mar27pmvp.asp
>> >>
>> >> How Not to Get Help in Newsgroups
>> >> http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon on
> the
> screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that came
> with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse, cdrw,
> dvd
> rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new hardware
> added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one, I
> hope
> this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize for the
> previous posting.
>

When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the same
screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe mode
is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs like
wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it lock
up or get any errors?

Kerry


> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>>
>> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
>> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
>> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO
>> > LUCK,
>> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN
>> > DIGITAL
>> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS
>> > AT
>> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
>> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE
>> > SLOT
>> > IN
>> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>> > --
>> > mike42914
>>
>> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe
>> mode?
>> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
>> installed
>> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the new
>> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and
>> format
>> the partition?
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>>

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on "amber".
I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again. Windows will
be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install the hard
drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try the
wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

>
> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon on
> > the
> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that came
> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse, cdrw,
> > dvd
> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new hardware
> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one, I
> > hope
> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize for the
> > previous posting.
> >
>
> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the same
> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe mode
> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs like
> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it lock
> up or get any errors?
>
> Kerry
>
>
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER CUT
> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR, NO
> >> > LUCK,
> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE WESTERN
> >> > DIGITAL
> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS
> >> > AT
> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE
> >> > SLOT
> >> > IN
> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> >> > --
> >> > mike42914
> >>
> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe
> >> mode?
> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
> >> installed
> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the new
> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and
> >> format
> >> the partition?
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5FB656EC-8630-40B1-8760-E4A566404D7E@microsoft.com...
> The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on
> "amber".
> I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again. Windows
> will
> be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install the
> hard
> drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try the
> wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.
>

While in safe mode click on Start => Run and type in eventvwr.msc

This will start the event viewer. Look for any errors in especially in
Application or System. Another thing to do is Right Click on My Computer and
pick Properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Click on the Settings button
under Startup and Recovery, then take the tick out of the box beside
Automatically restart. This will cause Windows to give you a BSOD instead of
restarting. Write down the exact error message including all the numbers
when this happens. Post the error back here. This last one may or may not
work. It depends where in the boot process Windows is quitting.

Kerry


> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>>
>> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon on
>> > the
>> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that
>> > came
>> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse,
>> > cdrw,
>> > dvd
>> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new
>> > hardware
>> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one, I
>> > hope
>> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize for
>> > the
>> > previous posting.
>> >
>>
>> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the same
>> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe
>> mode
>> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
>> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs like
>> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it
>> lock
>> up or get any errors?
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
>> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
>> >> > CUT
>> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR,
>> >> > NO
>> >> > LUCK,
>> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE
>> >> > WESTERN
>> >> > DIGITAL
>> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND
>> >> > QUITS
>> >> > AT
>> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
>> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT
>> >> > THE
>> >> > SLOT
>> >> > IN
>> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>> >> > --
>> >> > mike42914
>> >>
>> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe
>> >> mode?
>> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
>> >> installed
>> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the
>> >> new
>> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and
>> >> format
>> >> the partition?
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
Thanks.!

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6F01875E-3055-42AB-9F08-AA939DB885AF@microsoft.com...
> >I apologize for the rudeness. I am kind of new to this.
> >
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >
>
> It is rude to post in all caps but she could have been more pleasant about
> letting you know this.
>
> Kerry
>
> >>
> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:44ED2ABE-582E-433A-A256-BE88245AA893@microsoft.com...
> >> >I apologize, new to this. I would really like to get help with this, to
> >> >be
> >> > honest did not realize caps was on...again I am truly sorry!!
> >> >
> >>
> >> Please ignore Miss Tick. She is incredibly rude and rarely posts any
> >> information that actually helps someone. See my other post in this thread
> >> for help on your problem.
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >> > "Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> mike42914 wrote:
> >> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
> >> >> > CUT OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
> >> >> > REPAIR, NO LUCK, REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD,
> >> >> > REPLACED THE WESTERN DIGITAL 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED
> >> >> > XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND QUITS AT THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN
> >> >> > BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN
> >> >> > AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT THE SLOT IN THE
> >> >> > MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry you rude, insolent, shouting person, you'll receive no
> >> >> assistance
> >> >> from
> >> >> me - the only place you're going is straight in my kill-file. When you
> >> >> learn
> >> >> to post in a manner condusive with the proper rules of netiquette then
> >> >> you
> >> >> might find some assistance.
> >> >>
> >> >> All caps is considered yelling, is incredibly rude and makes your
> >> >> posts
> >> >> extremely hard to read.
> >> >>
> >> >> Besides, what has this to do with XP's Help and Support Centre?
> >> >>
> >> >> How to Compose a Good Newsgroup Post
> >> >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >>
> >> >> How to Act Smart on Usenet
> >> >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >> >>
> >> >> Getting Your Post Noticed - and Answered
> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2001/Mar01/Mar27pmvp.asp
> >> >>
> >> >> How Not to Get Help in Newsgroups
> >> >> http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
thanks, i am actually reloading xp again to see what happens, i gave you
inaccurate info, the amber light is on the hard drive working indicator and
it stays a constant amber, the power light "green" just shuts off, I will try
your suggestion and will advise the outcome.

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

>
> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5FB656EC-8630-40B1-8760-E4A566404D7E@microsoft.com...
> > The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on
> > "amber".
> > I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again. Windows
> > will
> > be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install the
> > hard
> > drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try the
> > wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.
> >
>
> While in safe mode click on Start => Run and type in eventvwr.msc
>
> This will start the event viewer. Look for any errors in especially in
> Application or System. Another thing to do is Right Click on My Computer and
> pick Properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Click on the Settings button
> under Startup and Recovery, then take the tick out of the box beside
> Automatically restart. This will cause Windows to give you a BSOD instead of
> restarting. Write down the exact error message including all the numbers
> when this happens. Post the error back here. This last one may or may not
> work. It depends where in the boot process Windows is quitting.
>
> Kerry
>
>
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon on
> >> > the
> >> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that
> >> > came
> >> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse,
> >> > cdrw,
> >> > dvd
> >> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new
> >> > hardware
> >> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one, I
> >> > hope
> >> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize for
> >> > the
> >> > previous posting.
> >> >
> >>
> >> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the same
> >> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe
> >> mode
> >> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
> >> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs like
> >> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it
> >> lock
> >> up or get any errors?
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE POWER
> >> >> > CUT
> >> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED REPAIR,
> >> >> > NO
> >> >> > LUCK,
> >> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE
> >> >> > WESTERN
> >> >> > DIGITAL
> >> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND
> >> >> > QUITS
> >> >> > AT
> >> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT BE
> >> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT
> >> >> > THE
> >> >> > SLOT
> >> >> > IN
> >> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > mike42914
> >> >>
> >> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into safe
> >> >> mode?
> >> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
> >> >> installed
> >> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than the
> >> >> new
> >> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate and
> >> >> format
> >> >> the partition?
> >> >>
> >> >> Kerry
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1F29DBFA-689B-4F94-A540-60426C551FD5@microsoft.com...
> thanks, i am actually reloading xp again to see what happens, i gave you
> inaccurate info, the amber light is on the hard drive working indicator
> and
> it stays a constant amber, the power light "green" just shuts off, I will
> try
> your suggestion and will advise the outcome.
>

Good luck. Let us know how you make out.

Kerry


> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>>
>> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5FB656EC-8630-40B1-8760-E4A566404D7E@microsoft.com...
>> > The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on
>> > "amber".
>> > I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again.
>> > Windows
>> > will
>> > be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install
>> > the
>> > hard
>> > drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try
>> > the
>> > wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.
>> >
>>
>> While in safe mode click on Start => Run and type in eventvwr.msc
>>
>> This will start the event viewer. Look for any errors in especially in
>> Application or System. Another thing to do is Right Click on My Computer
>> and
>> pick Properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Click on the Settings button
>> under Startup and Recovery, then take the tick out of the box beside
>> Automatically restart. This will cause Windows to give you a BSOD instead
>> of
>> restarting. Write down the exact error message including all the numbers
>> when this happens. Post the error back here. This last one may or may not
>> work. It depends where in the boot process Windows is quitting.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon
>> >> > on
>> >> > the
>> >> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that
>> >> > came
>> >> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse,
>> >> > cdrw,
>> >> > dvd
>> >> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new
>> >> > hardware
>> >> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one,
>> >> > I
>> >> > hope
>> >> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize
>> >> > for
>> >> > the
>> >> > previous posting.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the
>> >> same
>> >> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe
>> >> mode
>> >> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
>> >> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs
>> >> like
>> >> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it
>> >> lock
>> >> up or get any errors?
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE
>> >> >> > POWER
>> >> >> > CUT
>> >> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
>> >> >> > REPAIR,
>> >> >> > NO
>> >> >> > LUCK,
>> >> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE
>> >> >> > WESTERN
>> >> >> > DIGITAL
>> >> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND
>> >> >> > QUITS
>> >> >> > AT
>> >> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT
>> >> >> > BE
>> >> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT
>> >> >> > THE
>> >> >> > SLOT
>> >> >> > IN
>> >> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > mike42914
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into
>> >> >> safe
>> >> >> mode?
>> >> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
>> >> >> installed
>> >> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> new
>> >> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> format
>> >> >> the partition?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Kerry
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

mike42914
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
ok, I hope you have a minute..haha....on the first suggestion: Application-
1. Source: WinMgmt, Type: Warning, User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, Description:
"A provider, HiPerfCooker_v1, has been registered in the WMI namespace,
Root\WMI, to use the Local System account. This account is priviledged and
the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly
imersonate user requests."
System-
2. user=NA, "The IPSEC Services service depends on the IPSEC driver service
which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to
the system is not functioning."
3. same wording except TCP/IP Net Bios service depends on the AFD service...
4. same wording except DNS Client depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver...
5. same wording except DHCP Client depends on the Net Bios over Tcpip
service...
6. "DCOM got error " this service cannot be started in Safe Mode"
attempting to start the service Event System w/ arguments "" in order to run
the server...msg (1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF)
7. same as above except mssg=
(BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E)...whew!!!!

the second suggestion I tried it and restarted....same result...shut
down...pls advise...overtime on this one!!...Thanks again!

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1F29DBFA-689B-4F94-A540-60426C551FD5@microsoft.com...
> > thanks, i am actually reloading xp again to see what happens, i gave you
> > inaccurate info, the amber light is on the hard drive working indicator
> > and
> > it stays a constant amber, the power light "green" just shuts off, I will
> > try
> > your suggestion and will advise the outcome.
> >
>
> Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
>
> Kerry
>
>
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5FB656EC-8630-40B1-8760-E4A566404D7E@microsoft.com...
> >> > The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on
> >> > "amber".
> >> > I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again.
> >> > Windows
> >> > will
> >> > be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install
> >> > the
> >> > hard
> >> > drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try
> >> > the
> >> > wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.
> >> >
> >>
> >> While in safe mode click on Start => Run and type in eventvwr.msc
> >>
> >> This will start the event viewer. Look for any errors in especially in
> >> Application or System. Another thing to do is Right Click on My Computer
> >> and
> >> pick Properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Click on the Settings button
> >> under Startup and Recovery, then take the tick out of the box beside
> >> Automatically restart. This will cause Windows to give you a BSOD instead
> >> of
> >> restarting. Write down the exact error message including all the numbers
> >> when this happens. Post the error back here. This last one may or may not
> >> work. It depends where in the boot process Windows is quitting.
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only icon
> >> >> > on
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip that
> >> >> > came
> >> >> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a mouse,
> >> >> > cdrw,
> >> >> > dvd
> >> >> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new
> >> >> > hardware
> >> >> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new one,
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > hope
> >> >> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I apologize
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > previous posting.
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at the
> >> >> same
> >> >> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into safe
> >> >> mode
> >> >> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be the
> >> >> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs
> >> >> like
> >> >> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does it
> >> >> lock
> >> >> up or get any errors?
> >> >>
> >> >> Kerry
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE
> >> >> >> > POWER
> >> >> >> > CUT
> >> >> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
> >> >> >> > REPAIR,
> >> >> >> > NO
> >> >> >> > LUCK,
> >> >> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE
> >> >> >> > WESTERN
> >> >> >> > DIGITAL
> >> >> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK AND
> >> >> >> > QUITS
> >> >> >> > AT
> >> >> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS MIGHT
> >> >> >> > BE
> >> >> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP FIT
> >> >> >> > THE
> >> >> >> > SLOT
> >> >> >> > IN
> >> >> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > mike42914
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into
> >> >> >> safe
> >> >> >> mode?
> >> >> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware is
> >> >> >> installed
> >> >> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other than
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> new
> >> >> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then recreate
> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> format
> >> >> >> the partition?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Kerry
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:41 AM
"mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4551BC77-0066-488B-B234-EA492844921B@microsoft.com...
> ok, I hope you have a minute..haha....on the first suggestion:
> Application-
> 1. Source: WinMgmt, Type: Warning, User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, Description:
> "A provider, HiPerfCooker_v1, has been registered in the WMI namespace,
> Root\WMI, to use the Local System account. This account is priviledged
> and
> the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly
> imersonate user requests."
> System-
> 2. user=NA, "The IPSEC Services service depends on the IPSEC driver
> service
> which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached
> to
> the system is not functioning."
> 3. same wording except TCP/IP Net Bios service depends on the AFD
> service...
> 4. same wording except DNS Client depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver...
> 5. same wording except DHCP Client depends on the Net Bios over Tcpip
> service...
> 6. "DCOM got error " this service cannot be started in Safe Mode"
> attempting to start the service Event System w/ arguments "" in order to
> run
> the server...msg (1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF)
> 7. same as above except mssg=
> (BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E)...whew!!!!
>
> the second suggestion I tried it and restarted....same result...shut
> down...pls advise...overtime on this one!!...Thanks again!
>

Please post the number of the event ID as well as the error message.

Kerry

> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1F29DBFA-689B-4F94-A540-60426C551FD5@microsoft.com...
>> > thanks, i am actually reloading xp again to see what happens, i gave
>> > you
>> > inaccurate info, the amber light is on the hard drive working indicator
>> > and
>> > it stays a constant amber, the power light "green" just shuts off, I
>> > will
>> > try
>> > your suggestion and will advise the outcome.
>> >
>>
>> Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:5FB656EC-8630-40B1-8760-E4A566404D7E@microsoft.com...
>> >> > The computer shuts off, but the "power" light on the front stays on
>> >> > "amber".
>> >> > I actually have to unplug the power cable and plug it in again.
>> >> > Windows
>> >> > will
>> >> > be loading, and after playing with it gets to the screen to "install
>> >> > the
>> >> > hard
>> >> > drive" and when I click the install button, off it goes. I will try
>> >> > the
>> >> > wordpad suggestion. Thanks for your time.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> While in safe mode click on Start => Run and type in eventvwr.msc
>> >>
>> >> This will start the event viewer. Look for any errors in especially in
>> >> Application or System. Another thing to do is Right Click on My
>> >> Computer
>> >> and
>> >> pick Properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Click on the Settings
>> >> button
>> >> under Startup and Recovery, then take the tick out of the box beside
>> >> Automatically restart. This will cause Windows to give you a BSOD
>> >> instead
>> >> of
>> >> restarting. Write down the exact error message including all the
>> >> numbers
>> >> when this happens. Post the error back here. This last one may or may
>> >> not
>> >> work. It depends where in the boot process Windows is quitting.
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:6C8E0CB3-210A-4F76-9D3E-AF4531D627E8@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > Thanks for responding, I am able to boot in safe mode, the only
>> >> >> > icon
>> >> >> > on
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > screen is the "recycle bin", I am using the 80wire ribbon strip
>> >> >> > that
>> >> >> > came
>> >> >> > with the hdd (black side/blue side), the only hardware is a
>> >> >> > mouse,
>> >> >> > cdrw,
>> >> >> > dvd
>> >> >> > rom, not sure after that, like I said I am a "rookie" :), no new
>> >> >> > hardware
>> >> >> > added, on the reinstall deleted the partition and created a new
>> >> >> > one,
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> > hope
>> >> >> > this helps a bit. Thanks again for your response, and I
>> >> >> > apologize
>> >> >> > for
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > previous posting.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >> When you say it quits what exactly happens? Does it just stay at
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> same
>> >> >> screen forever or does it reboot? The fact that you can get into
>> >> >> safe
>> >> >> mode
>> >> >> is good. On a clean install the only thing on the screen should be
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> recycle bin. That's normal. In safe mode try running some programs
>> >> >> like
>> >> >> wordpad or solitaire. and playing with the system for a while. Does
>> >> >> it
>> >> >> lock
>> >> >> up or get any errors?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Kerry
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "mike42914" <mike42914@msn.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:298E038C-86B3-4D40-B08F-8B2F277CF3B2@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >> > HELLO, ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO MY XP JUST STOPPED LOADING, LIKE THE
>> >> >> >> > POWER
>> >> >> >> > CUT
>> >> >> >> > OFF....I HAVE AN EMACHINES AND PURCHASED THE XP DISK...USED
>> >> >> >> > REPAIR,
>> >> >> >> > NO
>> >> >> >> > LUCK,
>> >> >> >> > REINSTALLED, NO LUCK..WAS ADVISED IT WAS MY HDD, REPLACED THE
>> >> >> >> > WESTERN
>> >> >> >> > DIGITAL
>> >> >> >> > 80G DMA W/ SEAGATE 120G ATA, RELOADED XP...NO LUCK GETS STUCK
>> >> >> >> > AND
>> >> >> >> > QUITS
>> >> >> >> > AT
>> >> >> >> > THE XP SCREEN W/ THE GREEN BAR....I WAS TOLD THE PIN STRIPS
>> >> >> >> > MIGHT
>> >> >> >> > BE
>> >> >> >> > INCOMPATIBLE THE DMA=40PIN AND THE ATA=80PIN....THE ATA STRIP
>> >> >> >> > FIT
>> >> >> >> > THE
>> >> >> >> > SLOT
>> >> >> >> > IN
>> >> >> >> > THE MOTHERBOARD...AT WITS END PLEASE ADVISE...THANKS!!
>> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> > mike42914
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> We need more information in order to help you. Can you boot into
>> >> >> >> safe
>> >> >> >> mode?
>> >> >> >> Are you using the 80 wire or 40 wire cable? What other hardware
>> >> >> >> is
>> >> >> >> installed
>> >> >> >> in your system? Have you added any new hardware lately other
>> >> >> >> than
>> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> new
>> >> >> >> hard drive? When you reinstalled did you delete and then
>> >> >> >> recreate
>> >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> format
>> >> >> >> the partition?
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Kerry
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


XP WON'T LOAD POSSIBLE HDD PROBLEM