Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
Have you moved the connecting cables for the HDD around recently?
Were there no repair tools you could use for your HDD at the link I posted?
I did moved the connection for the HDD to the other slots wondering the slot where it was inserted is failing on it.
The main root of the problem started when the PC won't boot. I placed the RAM to the other slot thinking the slot where it was placed is busted. The PC booted after moving the RAM stick to other slot. Then I decided to dual boot Windows 7 Ultimate with our old copy of Windows XP SP3. I was able to install both OS in different partitions. I used a 3rd party software to fix the boot manager for XP. XP is working just fine after, but 7, on the other hand, randomly freezes (probably due to problems with the registry). 7's boot can't be fixed after its last freeze so I decided to reformat the HDD to give way for a full install on Windows 7 Ultimate alone. Then I learned that Windows 7 has a 'Windows XP Mode' that would be run in a virtual box under Windows 7 itself. Everything was just fine when the PC hanged again. After several reformat-reinstall of OS attempts and a sudden little impact on the back of the PC, I've been having a 'disk boot failure error'.
I'll go check if there's any repair tool that will work on this HDD from the link you've provided.