I have a Western Digital 1200JB purchased 07-2002. Turned on my comp on Sat. and it took a long time to load WinXP Pro. Then I would have random freezes. Now my computer will not boot into Windows anymore. It does post just fine but just a blank screen with the hard drive light on steady. I ran a hard drive anaylzer when I was able to get into windows previosuly and it stated critical read/write errors. Does this mean my drive is dead?
-I have some data I need on the drive, could I purchase a new drive and copy the contents over before I RMA the drive?
-Lastly, should I stick with Western Digital or move on to someone else?
AMD XP2800+ (11.5*200), Asus A7N8X Deluxe, ATI 9700 PRO, 1GB Corsair PC3500