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By cpmajor2002 ·
hard-drive sounds like a ping-pong machine
I ran compaq diganostics and got nic rom failure. what does that failure mean? and why is my hard-drive making such a noise?

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by Butthammer99 In reply to Compaq 5100c

Go to this web site on another PC, download the Compaq diagnostic software and use it to create a diskette. Boot your machine from the diskette and run the daignostics. I bet your harddrive has failed. That sound you describe as "ping-pong" like is usually the heads trying, but being unable to move across the platters.
http://www5.compaq.com/support/files/desktops/us/download/7106.html

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