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July 25, 2005 2:47:40 AM

Ok first the system:

AMD XP2600
Asus A7V600
1GB Kingston PC3200(2x512)
Maxtor 160GB
Seagate 40GB
Seagate 80GB
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Ok so here it is. I had a 30GB HDD in here for the OS and it was having issues with booting, give msg like "NTLDR is corrupt or missing" or it says my two secondary IDE drives fail, but then I restart and it boots into windows. I put another HDD in that I had and formatted and installed the OS. Went to boot up and got the same msg's as above. I cannot figure this out.

I'm not sure it's the HDD's but maybe it's the power supply or the mobo. I did have my foot on the case and my girlfriend touched the screen, which gives auful static shocks, and it sent a shock through me and into my foot on the case. Could it have messed with a piece of the system?

Thanks for letting me ramble and thanks for the help.

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July 25, 2005 2:28:20 PM

Sounds to me like you have the drives jumpered wrong. Check for proper master-slave jumpers and try it again. Yes, static can kill systems, but if the system was plugged into the wall at the time, it's not likely to have taken damage.

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July 25, 2005 2:39:23 PM

Sometimes if you have a floppy disk in the disk drive you will get the NTLDR error, but i doubt that is your problem.

I would only hook up one drive to test it. Make sure the jumpers are correct. Plug it into the first IDE channel. Then when you boot make sure that your drive gets detected properly in the BIOS.

Also your not doing and striping or RAID configs or anything like that are you?

My PC:
Abit AX8 Socket 939 VIA K8T890
AMD Athlon 64 3200 Winchester
Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro 256 Mb PCIe
WD Raptor 37 Gb SATA
Corsair 2x512 PC3200 DDR Dual-Channel Platnium Edition
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July 25, 2005 11:15:17 PM

I took all the drives out except the dvd and the main HDD and the jumpers were set correctly. I still got the same issues as before.

I proceeded to use another HDD that I had just formatted. Installed windows and it seemed to be fine until I started the system again and it hung going into windows and said something about DLL's being missing.

I also had the case door off and it sounds like there is this clicking sound as if a switch is turning on and off. I think that it could be the power supply with this or the mobo. I cannot see going through 3 HDD's in a few weeks.

Any help would be appreciated.
July 26, 2005 12:17:06 PM

What kind of PS are your running and how old is it?

My PC:
Abit AX8 Socket 939 VIA K8T890
AMD Athlon 64 3200 Winchester
Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro 256 Mb PCIe
WD Raptor 37 Gb SATA
Corsair 2x512 PC3200 DDR Dual-Channel Platnium Edition
July 27, 2005 3:39:29 PM

It's an Antec and it's probably about a 1 1/2yrs old.

This is how it powers up now. Boots to say, "Boot disk failure" Then I restart and it will hang in BIOS and sometimes stay there; I restart again and it usually will start windows. I'm getting very frustrated and am thinking about replacing the entire thing.
July 27, 2005 3:47:42 PM

i would try switching out the power supply and see if that helps..

If your getting bad dlls sometimes but not all the time then i would say there is something wrong with your hard drive.

try doing a detailed scan disk to check for bad sectors on your HD

My PC:
Abit AX8 Socket 939 VIA K8T890
AMD Athlon 64 3200 Winchester
Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro 256 Mb PCIe
WD Raptor 37 Gb SATA
Corsair 2x512 PC3200 DDR Dual-Channel Platnium Edition
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