Disk boot failure

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Denise on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 04:27 pm:

I am a newbie and today when I turned on my daughter's computer, I heard some clicking sounds (like the computer trying to restart) and got a message that said "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". When I inserted the Emergency recovery disk CD, I then got a message that said "no hard disk found, system recovery cannot be continued" Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on and how to fix it? To my knowledge, everything worked fine last night and no new programs were downloaded or deleted.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Denise on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 04:31 pm:

I also want to know if there is anyway to save some of the files on this computer or are they "lost in cyberspace"

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By dreuby on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 01:07 pm:

Sounds like your hard drive is corrupted, or has failed. Your recovery disk isn't a boot disk - something MS never explain properly! If you don't have a floppy boot disk created, you'll need to create one on another PC that's got the same version of windows, or you could try http://www.bootdisk.com/ to download one if you have access to a PC and internet.

Here's some helpful info:
http://forums.vnunet.com/thread.jsp?forum=17&thread=29261

If the hard drive has failed, you'll need to install a new one. You may be able to access some of the data on the old drive through specialist software - you'd prbably need to get a PC repair expert to do this for you.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By BILLY on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 06:30 am:

HAVE TWO HARD DRIVESI INSTALL,ONE 10GB, THE OTHER 20GB,THE 10GB IS C DRIVE,20GB IS D DRIVE.I WANT T TAKE THE 10GB WHICH IS C:/ OUT,AND JUST USE THE 20. I HAVE CHANGED THE RIBBINS AROUND BUT IT WILLNOT BOOT OFF D:/DRIVE I GET A MESSER SAYING NTLDR IS MISSING.CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME,

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Anonymous on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 07:10 pm:

STFU Billy. Turn off caps.


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