It would appear that when i switch my PC on i get as far as the black screen with a cursor in the top left hand corner,and no windows start up?,have tried a boot disk and tried going in to safe mode and i can't even do that?,tried running the setup again but this was being read as if i was loading an OS for the first time?,could it be my hard drive is dead?.Any ideas guys. I have WIN98SE.
i agree. you need to look at your bios settings to see if the hdd is recognised if so, it may be worth re-installing windows.choose UPGRADE or REPAIR at the appropriate point of install, that way you don't loose any programs that you have installed sometimes the hdd can loose the windows boot sector, and this is totally recoverable, so i hope that this is the problem. also, it may be worth looking in your bios menues for any cache settings. disable these as these are the likely culprit for any boot sector glitches.