Disk trouble

  joban 16:23 31 Jan 2004

Help needed please - win98se on my 3 yr old desktop won't load, not even in safe mode. Used rescue disk, still couldn't get in to windows. Tried to reinstall win 98 from cd but when scandisk started it got to 2% check then hung, hard disk light still lit.
Same thing happened when my rescue software tried to access disk.
Can it be repaired or is it the end, or is it virus related even?? Advice needed as to what's best to do next cos this prob is new to me.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:41 31 Jan 2004

Try a bootable floppy and run scandisk on the disk. It may be that the disk is damaged. Do you have any backups? If so, try fdisking / formatting it.

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