Hard shutdown - drive not recognized

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I have been running an Athlon 2500 with XP Pro SP2, 512 MB,  with out

I have had two hard shutdowns in the past week. I have run 4
antispyware programs and AV.

Now the computer will not recognize a data drive when I bootup OR it
will say Boot From CD. After rebooting, I can get back into the
but no recognition of that data drive.

On two occasions, I have played with cable connections and did get
data drive back until the next hard shutdown. I have tried letting it
cool with no success. On bootup the system reads CPU=41F, System=84F.

Does this sound like a bad drive or something off in the registry?



Re: Hard shutdown - drive not recognized

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I am going to guess that it is due to the hard shutdowns.  It sounds like
perhaps a partition has been corrupted or perhaps the MFT.  Try running a
recovery program on it.
If that doesn't work you can always try a low level format(Get it from the
manufacturers website, sometimes called Zero Fill). Then reinstall the OS.


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