From: KenP on 8 Apr 2010 08:53
Did that w/no errs.
> KenP wrote:
> > Dell Dimension PC w/Win XP Pro - Started getting msg bout hard disk failure
> > on startup. Ran diagnostics and rec'd error code indicating drive was
> > failing.
> > Purchased and installed new WD Cav Blue drive. Drive has Zip Drive on same
> > cable. Tried all kinds of combos. Removed zip, reset jumpers and still XP
> > will not load. Initial blue screen comes up indicating set up is checking
> > configuration then screen goes black and that's it.
> > Thought it mite be cause new drive not partitioned so put drive in another
> > PC w/same XP O/S cd and it installed and loaded w/o problem. Then put in
> > original PC and no can read error comes up.
> > Have talked w/WDC T/S and they say it not drive and I agree. I've changed
> > cables tween HD and MB with no diff results.
> > Two or three hairs short of hairless. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> > KenP
> run a ram test