boot disk failure ?

  Magik ®© 07:54 10 Jul 2004
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hi, in laymans terms, does the above mean the hard drive is knackered, yesterday when i started the PC it started to go, then when it got to the screen with the white text, the bottom line said "boot disk failure" insert system disk, which i did, (i take it they meant the windows98cd) but then it came back and said, no hard drive.......i had a old hard drive and i managed to nail that in.. so we are sort of running......

thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 08:15 10 Jul 2004

It may be that the boot record is corrupted; if you are willing to go down the route of a reinstall, then you can get a bootable floppy disk, run fdisk and format the disk. The disk itself is not necessarily unusable.

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  Magik ®© 08:17 10 Jul 2004

thanks for the quick reply, i will study the links, thanks again..

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