Question about Quantum Fireball Plus AS 60 GB ATA-100 Hard Drive
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It is maybe one of two possibilities (3 actually with the third one being a corrupted installtion or faulty hard drive)
1. Check you CMOS settings (at boot up press Delete or F4 or ESC, look around in the menus and see if the Quantum CD drive can be seen over there. If not it is a clear sign that you battery needs changing
1. Might be that you mbr is corrupted
2. Get hold of your winxp / vista installation CD
3. Boot from CD "press any key when asked to do so"
4. Choose Repair with Command Prompt from the options available
5. Go to the command prompt and type Fixmbr c:
6. You get a set of warning but you should accept and it will fix your mbr
7. Remove CD and reboot your OS should reboot
Solution 3: Corrupted hard drive or installation
1. You will need to check the health of the hard drive to see if its the installation or the drive itself. A sign that the hard drive is faulty might be listening to it and hearing for unusual repetitive hard drive sounds at start up when you try to boot it up this means that the hard drive needs replacing. If there are no sounds then you need to reinstall the OS
2. I suggest you hook the hard drive to another computer and from My computer check the hard drive if its still readable or not if it is and you can copy from it then the hard drive should be ok.
3. Copy the neccessary files
4. Proceed to hook back the hard drive into your pc and reboot with the installtion CD in place
6. From here on you will be required to reformat and reinstall the OS
7. Install all the drivers
8. Install any wanted software (Anti virus and antispyware are a must)
9. You're done
Note if you do not feel so confident about the reinstall seek some guidance from a technician or close friend who can help you out. Make sure that you follow this fixya carefully!
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