when I turn on my PC it shuts its self off again before its booted up,was working fine the other day,now all it does is fire up and shut straight down with the "its now safe to turn off you computer" screen showing,cant fire it up at all.Any ideas please?? DJ
the pc is a 500mhz packard bell,it wont boot into safe mode at all just keeps turning off,hav put in the boot up disk and tried formatting it gets to 20% then stops nd wont go any further,so at present I cant format it so I cant re-load an operating system any ideas
If you know what type of hard drive you is fiited use the manufactures utilities to test and reformat your hard drive. These can be downloaded from their site. IE: IBM has Hard Drive fitness test suite Maxitor has Power Drive Etc Etc. These can test the drive and mark bad blocks etc. They can also reformat the drive. You could also try FDISK then format from your boot floppy
tried fdisk,all I get is cannot access hard drive,on trying to format the hard drive is shutting down on 17% then starts up again and continues to format until it gets to 45%,it then shuts off and displays "Format terminated",if I try and use "setup" I get "windows has not got enough space andrequires???bytes"
Try the manufactures utilities; If you don't know the Hard disk Manifacturer it should be shown during the Post/Setup Start up Screens before going to oopterating system Maxtor Site : click here Seagate Site : click here Western Digital Site :-click here
You should then be able to test/fix the drive if that is possible