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    Boot problem white bar on black screen

    Hi all,
    I had a hard drive crash. I reformatted (low level), installed windows XP, then installed SP1 and the security patches. Now I have a wierd problem.

    On boot, the pc goes past the boot screen like normal, but then the screen goes black. The Hard drive light goes on and a white bar goes across the bottom of the black screen. I hear the HD chug as the bar fills from left to right (like the HD is being checked for errors). Then the bar fills and the PC boots like normal & works fine. This happenes on every boot, warm or cold.

    Not A BIG PROPBLEM BUT IT TAKES 3-4 MINUTES TO BOOT.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this so I boot normally.
    Thanks

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    Welcome to Windrives lennyn,

    What you’re describing it sounds like your hard drive is ready to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmicro
    Welcome to Windrives lennyn,

    What you’re describing it sounds like your hard drive is ready to die.
    Yep! It did.
    Thanks

    Case Closed

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