Last night I went to my second PC and there was a message saying something like, Disc failure press Cont, Alt, Delete to ?? I did and promptly turned it off. This morning it will not boot up, after a couple of seconds the light on it remains constant and that is it. Has the HDD died it is a 40gb one which I took out of the main PC a few years ago and used it in the second machine which has had very little use. I don't suppose there is any way of making sure that everything else is OK before going to expense.
If I remove the power from both the DVD and "A" floppy drive I get a DOS screen asking me to press F1 to continue, that done, nothing happens. I have put a new data cable on as the other was damaged slightly. Still nowt.