Had to switch off computer manually as it would not respond. I tried con alt del but it didnt work. when i switched it back on it went to blue screen and chckdsk it completed so far and stopped responding again. had to turn back off and skip chckdsk, looked for help and found you. can you help ?
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Re: hard drive problem
I recently have that kind of problem just a few days ago... I suspected a new virus... I scanned the hard disk but didn't find any maybe its new... so I have made a back-up of the files in it (burn them on a CD/DVD) then re-installed the entire system... so far my computer works fine now. You could try the "system restore" to fix the problem but if it doesn't work. I think the only way is to re-install it, just don't forget to get all your important files.
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Reboot and flash/reset PRAM hold down cmd+Alt+P+R keys when up and running repair Permissions (in DiskUtility).
OR restart hold down Alt key choose Recovery HD --use Disk Utility to check main hard drive for repairs etc
If your first Boot order is CD/DVD then there might be two chances that why your pc is not booting from your DVD 1. May be the ISO which you downloaded is not working , I mean that is not a bootable ISO. you can confirm it by trying same DVD in other PC. If it works there then fine if not then you know the answer. 2. If your DVD is fine after trying in other computer then your DVD drive is not reading your DVD,It can happen because of DVD drive lens is poor and you need to clead it with DVD lens cleaner DVD.
looks as though your hard drive is u/s Try and see if it is visible in the bios pages, if not replace it. Bios being, when you switch on you press f2, or ctl-alt.del or just del key. This puts you into the BIOS which tells the computer what it can and cannot do. The 1st page should have your hard drive listed, if not then replace it.
load optimal or fail save setting then check if it eliminates the problem if it didn't work. reinstall the ide cable of your hard disk check if it eliminates the problem if it also didn't work back up your hard drive for important file, delete and create hard disk file system, partition and reformat your hard drive if this also didnt work replace your hard disk.
it sounds like your hard drive is having issues. it may not be dead, but one of your boot files is corrupted. try starting the computer from your windows disk. and select the repair option. if you cant get any farther or get a read error your hard drive is dead.
u need to format using a windows 98 sec boot disc. place the floppy in to the comp. switch on the comp. let the disc run, making sure your bios is set to boot floppy first. when disc is finished setting type fdisk then when finished delete drive by pressing 4 .add drive when finished by pressing 1 and following the insturctions. when finished press crtl+alt+del let the comp, reboot the when the disk as finished loading type format c: press yes let it run press crtl +alt+del again then take out floppy disc and put in winpx . as this sounds like you have a virus in your registery
The computer cannot find the operating system, the disk error message means it cannot find the hard disk, you most likely have a faulty hard disk or less likely a faulty disk controller.
You can test the hard disk by removing it and connecting it to a USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot detect this drive as an external drive then you will know your hard drive is faulty ad you need to buy a new one and install Windows and programs etc..