I have a problem here. Can anyone please help. My computer was working fine until the other day i turned it on and while booting it beeps 3 times and then says "Fixed Disk Parameter Error - System halted". Once this happens you can not do anything by pressing any key, you are just stuck and have to unplug the computer or take out the batterie to turn it off. Also, to let you know whiile it tries starting up before the 3 beeps happen, the hard drive is making some clacking noises. Made me pretty sure the hard drive was out. Then i figured out how to get on, when i hit power to start up i gotta hit F12 and it will let me on and use my computer like normal. Also while im using it no sounds coming from the hard drive. Anyone have any idea what's wrong here?
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Re: Fixed Disk Parameter Error - System Halted
Sounds like bad disk, although 3 beeps sometimes relates to a memory problem on some motherboard bios's.
Click Start>run then type'chkdsk' and then Enter, this will run a damage segment diagnosis and repair, if capable.
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You refer to Master/Slave disks. Are you actually using the Master/Slave jumper settings? Must motherboards and OSs today recommend putting the disks in the CABLE SELECT jumper setting. The problem with the old Master/Slave setting is that the Controller on the Master Disk is used to control the Slave disk as well. This can lead to problems when disks are made by different manufacturers, as sometimes they are not fully compatible. In CABLE SELECT, each disk controller works independently.
Deberías tener ciertas habilidades técnicas para resolver este problema, no es sencillo lo mejor sera que lleves tu computadora con un especialista el error que te marca es un error de la memoria del BIOS la encargada de iniciar tu sistema operativo(windows) llévala al técnico.
Remove the hard drive and see if you get the same symptom. It should boot, then go into the BIOS and see if it recognizes the RAMs. Re-seat the RAMs if it doesn't boot - if you have two circuit boards - try one at a time. The motherboard can also be your problem.
You should have gone into your Bios pages first.Press F2 whilst booting,learn how to to configure these pages,use the "tab" button to navigate and arrow keys ,Save and exit or restore to factory defaults,learn how to use these pages to enable correct boot sequence--good luck!
This error message could be caused by :-
Check the BIOS to see if it detects the hard disk
If not the hard disk may be faulty or needs reseating. If the hard disk is faulty it needs to be replaced and Windows installed on the new hard disk.
A virus program may have infected the computer and removed or changed some system files - in this case Windows needs to be repaired OR Windows re-installed - this is the best option.
Fixed disc is refering to your hardrive and the fact that it has been unable to read a bad sector on your hard drive, that sector probably being where the boot.ini file resides.
You will have to get the drive checked out, by means of an 2.5" ide to usb powered connector, which will connect to another pc's usb port to enable you to perform a disk check and a repair if possible of the bad sectors, or take to a local repairer where they should have the required adapters.