operating system not found

  1911 15:01 22 Dec 2005

My daughter gets this message sometimes when booting up her Pc, She shuts down and restarts and everything is ok, The problem has now become worse, She has Win98 and HP pavilion which is about 7 years old. Can it be fixed? Thanks

  Skyver 15:07 22 Dec 2005

Startmenu/Run, type `scandisk /surface` to do a thorough check of the hard-disk, if it reports errors then the drive will need replacement sooner rather than later and may explain the problems.

  1911 16:23 22 Dec 2005

thanks for quick response. How do you start Win98 in Safe mode as scan keeps getting interupted? This PC has been in the hands of women and children all its life so I have no idea what is on it.

  VoG II 16:24 22 Dec 2005
  1911 11:41 23 Dec 2005

Thanks for the help, Appears to be defective HDD. Have advised new PC. Cheerio john

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