What is a hard drive problem


Running Windows 98 Second Edition. Computer locks often! Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't show task manager and will not reboot it, I must hit reset switch and go through scan disk.

Checked all properties with no conflicts, never receive error messages. System locks at all intervals and on any activities: Internet, games, booting up, MS Office programs, etc.... it's not predictable.

I have been to MS to download all of the latest patches and drivers, etc. No help. I have replaced the power supply, Mother Board, processor, and video card. No help. The only thing I can assume now is Hard Drive is faulty possibly? I would like to not have to replace it though due to encrypted applications that would require MUCH work to get all programs to identify the new Hard Drive.

Thank in advance!


This question was answered on August 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I could be the hard drive and I had a similar problem What I did was down load a program called spin rite recovery program What it does is it helps repair hard drive problems You can try that before replacing the hard drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 22, 2003