hi, my samsung HD161HJ (sata) recently failed on me..
When I on my com it states "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. C:\windows\system32\system".
First, i did a memtest on my pc to make sure its not my other harddware thats causing the problem.No prob was detected
I did a chkdsk /r /p, but it doesnt helped. I tried connecting the harddrive to my usb adapter to retreive all my data, but an error message popped up. So i thought, what the heck, just reformat it.
However I couldnt format the drives in my hard disk during re-installation of xp, it states that the hard disk might be damaged.
So i ran EStool(diagnostic tool from samsung), and it states no error. I ran HDDregenarator, it states no bad sector..I did a low level formatting through the EStool and tried reinstalling XP, still the same prob appears again..
I tried running Darik's Boot And Nuke, and an error message appears, saying a non-fatal error had occured, and it might be caused by a bad sector.
I fixed the same harddisk again to another PC, as master..but still the same error appears again...
What might be the problem?
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Definitely sounds like a hard disk failure. What's your budget for a replacement?
ohhhh man! not sure...any hd u can recommend? heard WD's good...
Have you tried to look at it with Fdisk from Dos ?? If Fdisk cannot see it then it is snookered.. WD's would be a good chioce..:)