Re: Drive failure?

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Breedo, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Breedo

    Breedo Guest

    Did you check the connections on the HD? I had a similar thing happen with
    a friend's computer recently and it turned out the IDE cable wasn't seated
    all the way in. If you find the connections are secure, I would try
    swapping drives as my next step.

    "LadyTech" <> wrote in message
    > Had a neighbor call me today with a problem. She's still using Win98
    > (Dell computer) and all she was doing was playing Solitare - during
    > the game the computer locked up and then she got a BSOD saying "write
    > disk error" press any key to continue - Well, she waited for me to
    > come over and when I pressed the key to continue all I got was the
    > busy hour glass, the cursor and a few squares of the screen,
    > everything else was black. I tried the 3 finger salute - nothing. I
    > knew it was locked up anyway, so I hit the reset button. When the
    > screen and the computer came back on the Dell screen came up and sat
    > there for awhile and then no boot into Windows, just a dos screen
    > that said "No Boot Drive" hit F1 to reboot or F2 to enter the Setup.
    > Each time I tried rebooting the computer I'd get 2 beeps and then the
    > "No Boot Drive". I booted with a boot disk and still the same. So I
    > ran Scandisk from the boot disk and it told me there were no errors
    > found on Drive C. I then ran Scandisk in dos and still no errors
    > found! I then went into the BIOS and no Drive C was there. I was
    > tempted to run fdisk/mbr but she didn't want me to, so I didn't do
    > it. I do have another spare hard drive and want to swap drives to see
    > if it actually is the hard disk. She had to get the ok from her
    > husband before I did anything to it *rolls eyes*. Could this be a
    > drive failure like I think it is or should I do something else?
    Breedo, Jul 12, 2005
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