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Hard Disk Boot Failure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Axiom911, May 30, 2004.

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  1. Axiom911

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    I have a computer running Windows 98 and I had just installed Nero Burning Software, it told me to reboot... so i chose yes reboot now.
    When it powers back up, it doesn't boot up and I get the error "Hard Disk Failure" or somethin of that sort, then it says "press f1 to continue or DEL to enter setup".. if i press DEL it goes into BIOS stuff, when i press F1 it says "HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" ... anyone know if it could be something repairable? or does this mean my hard drive is completely gone? =[
     
  2. dai

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    it could be your cable has come loose or failed,can you see it in the bios
    is there another drive connected to the same cable and can you see it in the bios
     
  3. Axiom911

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    actually when i go into BIOS and do the Hard Drive test, nothing shows up
     
  4. dai

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    did you check the cable plugs are firmly in the socket at the m/b and the drive
    if they are and you cannot see them put in a new cable
     
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    i got it fixed, one of the cords wasnt in there snug tight
     
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    thanks
     
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