Hi folks! I'm a techie amatuer who needs help! :rolleyes:
Upon booting, CHKDSK comes on, staing HD needs to be checked for consistency.
However, CHKDSK freezes in the middle of fixing disk errors. (It finishes checking security descriptors, then states its adding "data attributes" to a number of specific files before dying.) Upon freezing, machine reboots, no operating system found comes up.
I then can only enter windows by cancelling CHKDSK. After about 20 minutes of use, my computer crashes--"Blue Screen O' Death" comes up with Memory Dump error message.
I also installed Norton Systems Works, with Disk Doctor stating it will diagnose disk upon rebooting machine, but it doesn't!
:?: 1) Can my HD be fixed? Or in the words of the immortal Dr. Leonard McCoy: "It's dead Jim!" :-|
:?: 2) Should I install a new HD?
Thanks so much in advance for any advice! :cool: