Freddog™ 15:46 09 Dec 2005

My computer just came up with some weird message and then froze. I reset it and now it's saying BOOT DISK ERROR blah blah. Any ideas before I open up the case?


  medicine hat 15:54 09 Dec 2005

Don't open up the case

  Freddog™ 15:58 09 Dec 2005



  User-312386 16:00 09 Dec 2005

Go in to the BIOS by pressing delete key and see if the hard disc is detected

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:03 09 Dec 2005

BOOT DISK ERROR means that either

a)the boot files on the hard drive are corrupt or

b)the hard drive has failed mechanically.

a) enter BIOS set first boot evice to CD (if not already set that way)boot from XP cd into recovery consul and type

fixmbr press enter

then type fixboot and press enter

remove CD and see if the PC will boot from the HDD

b) you need a new hard drive

  Freddog™ 16:04 09 Dec 2005

Forgot to mention now it wont boot........
Wait it has. Post in two!Or less ;D

  Freddog™ 16:07 09 Dec 2005

I looked on the BIOS and its saying that the hard drive is in and working but my slave has gone.
Also there is a strange quiet beeping coming from the computer.

  medicine hat 16:08 09 Dec 2005

click here

click here

chkdsk may be sufficient

  User-312386 16:09 09 Dec 2005

has your computer been set up in RAID?

  Freddog™ 16:11 09 Dec 2005

OK now it has booted. But its gone weird all my background and things like that have gone blank.

Any 5deas/

  Freddog™ 16:12 09 Dec 2005

I think the HDD is going though. :(

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