harddrive kaput confirm

  wis 20:07 06 Aug 2008

last night clean install,followed on to update
all done all drivers installed great,
did reboot system wont reboot ,dmi pool data stick
just tryed xp disc repair following guide by a mvp
ie set up will seach hd for windows then repair or install, mine does not straight to install

just want conformation is hard drive shot then


  Eargasm 20:17 06 Aug 2008

Could be a number of things.
click here

  wis 20:21 06 Aug 2008

eargasm thanks
the xp disc can not locate a copy of xp on drive
thats why i ask is hd kaput

  woodchip 20:37 06 Aug 2008

Use KillDisk to clear the drive, then Start with XP disc in drive at Boot. click here

  wis 20:49 06 Aug 2008

remember i can not boot up, will this work saved to disc on another mc

  woodchip 20:54 06 Aug 2008

You do not need to boot the comp to windows, Download Killdisk and create a boot floppy then start the comp with it, after its cleared the drive start comp with XP CD and run setup. Don't forget you will need to go into BIOS and set Boot order each time for Floppy first followed by Hard drive, then when running setup you will need to change from Floppy in the BIOS to CD as first boot device

  wis 20:59 06 Aug 2008

big prob no floppy drive on this pc

  woodchip 21:01 06 Aug 2008

Then you will need a USB stick to boot from and run the Program from that, or Buy a USB Floppy as I did for my HP laptop

  wis 21:04 06 Aug 2008

ok mate understood

  Eargasm 21:55 06 Aug 2008

You can download Killdisk as a iso image and then burn to CD and boot from that if you have no floppy, have a look here

click here

  wis 22:38 06 Aug 2008

many thanks for that

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