PC would post but wont load Windows

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WeBh0g

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I got a the "blue screen of death" restart my PC and it wont load Windows 98SE. After it post all i get is a blinking cursor. I tried running a start up disk to reformat, but it wont read the disk. Also try loading Win 98 CD-ROM. same results. Any help would be great. thank you
 
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:cool: First go into the systems BIOS setup and make sure that the boot order starts with the floppy drive. Turn the machine off completley. Insert the startup disk, then turn on the computer. Choose start computer without CD Rom support. When you get to the A:\> prompt type the following (without the quotes)
"fdisk /mbr". Press Enter. This command repairs/replaces the Master Boot Record on the hard drive. After it completes, remove the startup disk and reboot the computer.
 

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Thanx for the quit respond. But unfortunately no dice. Could the HD be bad? I tried it on 2 different PC and it does the same. Also got a "Boot Disk Failure" It does see my HD but it wont load Windows. All I get is that blinking cursor.
 

WeBh0g

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yup still no luck...i also hear clicking sounds coming from my HD...it didnt make that sound before.
 

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The hardrive could be bad but you should still be able to get the PC to boot to a Boot Diskette. That's not dependent on the hardrive.

Just to be sure, have you been able to successfully boot to a boot diskette since your first post of this topic?
 
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