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I posted about a week or two here about my computer hanging on bootup. I got it to start loading windows until the point that it says that hal.dll is corrupt, which I know means that the MBR is screwed up. I found out that my main drive actually has bad sectors which keeps screwing the drive up. So my first thought was to use a livecd to boot and back up my files. The only problem...is that my DVD drive isn't powering at all. I thought it was plugged in right, I have a normal power connector going into it (nothing else is connected to that particular wire), and the IDE cable is plugged in right and i'm sure of that. However I have no way to test if my IDE cable is broken, could that be a cause of this problem?