Comp Dude2 Posted August 2, 2008 Posted August 2, 2008 Hey, my family refused to boot today. Before getting to the windows loading screen it gives a message about 'hard drive failure imminent , please backup and replace' It has given this message before (which i knew was bad but no proper backup's were made....) but anyway, f1 goes into setup (the bios) and f2 continues. You press F2 and it goes to the windows progress bar which goes on for ages and then the computer just reboots......bad news. Not sure of all the specs of the motherboard but it is a HP Pavilion. 3.4Ghz P4, 2x 512 PC2-4300, 2x 200gb hdd's Nforce 6200. Anyway the main question i have is will removed the hard drives, plugging them into my computer, taking the data off them and put them back affect their set up at all? I rekon it is the C: that is failing (since it doesnt boot) And HP have partitioned a bit off the C: to make an E: containing Windows files allowing for a repair installation (I think) And the D: is the other 200gig disk. The majority of the data is stored on the d: but it would still be pretty disasterous to lose everything from the C: (assuming it still semi-works) The reason i am wondering about removing them is the recovery partition as i would not like it to be messed as we might need it. So would they pop up as 3 drives, in the same arrangement as on the other computer? thanks guys Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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