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Computer will not boot!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Avery21, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. Avery21

    Avery21 Thread Starter

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    On Start up I get the message " Pri master hdd error", also I hear a low beeping sound like a sonar sound.

    unable to do anything else with it, it keeps on saying cannot read cdrom or floppy drive.

    Any help would be much appriciated
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Have you tried booting with a floppy boot disc?

    wrs
     
  3. Avery21

    Avery21 Thread Starter

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    I tried to use the boot disk,but it had no effect.
    still gets the sonar beeping sound that starts then about 8 secs sounds again and so on untill it displays the error.

    Also I get a message " NTLDR is missing " press any key to restart
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Check the connections.IDE and power. If they are hooked up correctly, go buy a drive.
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    Unhook the HDD and try to boot to a floppy. Your board could be toast?? The things can be rough.
     
  6. Avery21

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    thanks, I kind of figured something was fried. These cpu's in the lab are very old. This one that does not work is a p2 330mhz. I will try some different boards and drives and see what happens .

    thanks again.
     
  7. Avery21

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    Ok I swapped Harddrives. it got rid of the sonar beeping sounds but it still comes up with " NTLDR is missing". Not sure What that is and not sure where to go from here.
     
  8. roosterman

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    Have you used a boot disk with the new HDD yet?

    If not, see if it will boot and load to the command prompt.
     
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