Drive Not Ready - System Halted

  tbh123 15:31 29 Aug 2004
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When I start my OS(Win 2000), message appeared : " Drive Not Ready - System Halted" and PC failed to boot up. How to solve this problem?

  Totally-braindead 16:00 29 Aug 2004

I don't have Win 2000 and have never tried it but I would imagine what it is saying is that it can't get the hard drive to answer. I would look in the Bios first and see if the hard drive is recognised and then open the case and check the power and IDE cables to see if one of them is loose.

  tbh123 16:07 29 Aug 2004

(1)Why I can start it after a few restart? (2) I can restart easily after starting up Wins 2000 but not after swithching off my pc after a while? (3) I used Norton Systemworks to check and everything ok including hard disk. (4) What drive is it referring to? Hard disk

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