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Windows 7: Hard drive failing?

22 Aug 2010   #1

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Hard drive failing?

Today I was on this web site and I tried to scroll down and everthing froze up. My screen got dim, then went blank, then a black screen came up saying my boot selection failed and a required device is inaccessible, status: 0xc000000e. Does any one know what this means? Every since then my computer has been unstable, crashing a number of times. Only thing i've done was split my page file. I left the min. amount on my system drive and put the rest on another drive. Both drives are solid state. Could this be the cause of my failure?


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22 Aug 2010   #2

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The error means no such device. Is this a clone, image or what?
Seems that it is not being recognized

Go to the website of the drive manufacturer and test the drives.
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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No it's not a clone or image. Don't understand how my drive goes to being inaccessible in the middle of browsing the net. Boot selection failure sounds like a bios issue?? What do I know, i'm a novice and i'm puzzled. Anyway i'll go to the ocz website and see what happens. Thanks
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22 Aug 2010   #4

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It may very well be BIOS, but my suggestiion is that, unless you have expertise in that area, you wait until last, and hopefully get some help.
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22 Aug 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bdfenn View Post
Today I was on this web site and I tried to scroll down and everthing froze up. My screen got dim, then went blank, then a black screen came up saying my boot selection failed and a required device is inaccessible, status: 0xc000000e. Does any one know what this means? Every since then my computer has been unstable, crashing a number of times. Only thing i've done was split my page file. I left the min. amount on my system drive and put the rest on another drive. Both drives are solid state. Could this be the cause of my failure?

Go to the website of the disk mfg. Download his test program and run same.

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