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Faulty HDD? help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cabo, May 2, 2003.

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  1. cabo

    cabo Thread Starter

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    I'm having intermittant problems booting up. Sometimes I get wrong system disk message, other times just the 'wait' message while you think its booting up. I've gone into the bios and 'auto detected' so it will continue to boot at times.
    Sometimes if I give the tower a 'nudge' it will continue. I'm using Windows 98 and have a 8 Gb HDD and a second 6Gb formatted but with nothing on it yet. Any ideas? How do I change the boot to use the other drive? but still able to use both for data. Thanks
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  2. Firah

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    cabo

    If you 'nudge' the tower and it continues, that might suggest a loose IDE connection.

    Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

    Firah
     
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