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    Hard Drive

    I just had a heart stopping moment.The last time I rebooted my computer.Running windows 7 ultimate 64bit.The post screen described my hard drive as Bz,Bz,followed by more. I have never seen anything like that before!I've been building computers since 1998.I would like some input on this strange situation.BTW,the hard drive is only about 2 years old.Western Digital.Some ides on what the h#ll is going on.Thanks in advance.
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    Hi chowur,

    I've never seen anything like that before either! Did your Windows 7 boot up? Have you rebooted since you posted to see what happens?

    Have you tried booting to a CD running disk diagnostics supplied by your HD manufacturer? I've had hard drives that failed in two years or less, but fortunately not often. If possible, try to do a fresh image of the disk soon if you do not have a recent one. Hope things go well.

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    Hi chowur,

    I would immediately make an Image in case the HD is going. Cheap insurance in my book.
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    I cleaned the registry with Ccleaner,ran the diagnostics from western it came up clean.I also ran CHKSK it came up clean also.I already backed up the whole thing on a different hard drive.I will make an Image as well today!BTW,I haven't seen the strange Bz on the Post screen since.
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    At POST, the BIOS is only interested in the drive ID & SMART status (if enabled) so the registry cleaning & chkdsk would have no affect at that point.

    First of all, I would suggest reseating the data/power cables.

    Sidenote: I've had a similar problem, replacing the PSU cured it.

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