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:kitty: My hard drive started sounding like there was a ping pong
ball bouncing on a spring. Then it restarted iteself and now it
trys to start Windows and then a blank screen comes up with
operating system not found in the corner. I take it this means that my hard drive decided to fail? I am using a HP Pavilion 6553 with Win 98 SE, Celeron 466 processor, 13 gb 5400 rpm HD.
If I have to replace the hard drive can I use the system restore software that came with my computer? Does anyone have a definitive site that explains how to install and setup a new hard drive and if I have to format this new hard drive, etc.?
After Iit was off warranty I replaced the CD drive with a HP CD-writer that has run fine and a 100 mb Zip Drive and it has run fine for 1 1/2 years so do not think that any of these may be the causes of the failure. But with these additions will my original system restore software work? Can I replace the original hard drive if needed with a 40 gb 7200 rpm? Thanks for all your help in advance.
 

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Thanks, I would appreciate any help you can come up with.
I don't know of any stores called Comp-USA. But I have other
places that I will try to look. Thanks again and I will await your
reply.
 
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