pc won't boot from c: drive anymore

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rick cousins

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my son installed a demo disk from a cereal packet! it contained demo version of "who wants to be a millionaire" and a trial version of aol on it. pc gives message at boot up "hard disk failure" aaarrrgh! will boot to a: from start disk but when attempting to change to c: reports "drive not recognised" or something similar any ideas on how to fix please?
Thanks ETS - I am running win95 osr2. I have tried BIOS setup but to no avail as it doesn't recognise the hard drive from auto-detect. I will find out which BIOS is in the machine and report tommorrow.
BIOS is an Award Software Inc. rom/pci/isa (2a59IMZA)

[Edited by rick cousins on 03-29-2001 at 08:40 AM]
 
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rick cousins
Have you tryed booting into safe mode and using the restore feature.
Since I don't know what operating system your using I can't be more specific.
Keep tapping the f8 function key at start and select safe mode and hit enter.
 

ETS

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Do you know how to run the BIOS setup utility? You need to do that first to see if the drive is recognized properly by your BIOS.
If not, let us know what kind of system you have and we can help you do that.
 
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Hi rick
The drive doesn't detect in BIOS? It may have died. Open up the case and recheck that the drive cables are firmly attached and that the master/slave jumper is correct. You might try running FDISK to see if it can see the drive. Use option 4 display partitions.
 
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