PC hardware forum: Boot Problem

by: arkyduck November 1, 2012 7:08 AM PDT

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by arkyduck - 11/1/12 7:08 AM

I have an HP desktop that was running Windows Vista that is 3 years old. It has 4 gigs of ram and a Asus A8MN2N-LA motherboard. The past year it has a problem of not booting up after setting overnight. Sometimes I receive a warning that "hard drive failure is imminent" and sometimes it says it can't find the drive. During the day I can do a restart and it boots OK. I bought a new SATA Hard drive form Western Digital and the installation went without a hitch. After about 3 months I had the same problem. I now have updated to Windows 7 Ultimate because I heard that Vista was "Buggy", but I have the same problem.. I have run all the hard drive tests that I know of and found nothing. Is there a test that will check the boot sector of the drive? I am beggining to think it's the motherboard now. So far, I have been able to boot with the windows repair disk if there is a problem. Sorry about the long post!

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