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By frozenskyonasummerday ·
My computer will start to boot, go to the "Your computer turned off unexpectedly... please choose mood. (normal, safe mode). Then i choose one, and it continues to boot. Then after ten seconds it re-boots. I tried my DOS boot disk and found out that it can't find my Hard drive. Last time I shuted it down, I did it improperly. Could I have possibly erased my Hard drive? What do I have to do?

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by dmciltrot In reply to Compuer boot and hard dri ...

How did you force the shutdown last time you had the PC running? Was it just by holding down the power button?

What operating system is on this machine? Have you attempted to boot it into Safe Mode or Boot to the Last Known Good Configuration? If either of those work they may enable you to doctor your pc.

Start with that and see where it gets you.

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by stevef199 In reply to Compuer boot and hard dri ...

Take your computer to an expert. You will only end up spending more time than necessary to fix it, and you most probably still won't get it done right.

cheers,
Steve

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by wlbowers In reply to Compuer boot and hard dri ...

If you are running 2000 or xp you are in the dreaded restart on error loop.

Repeatedly press F8 as it boots. Once you get to the menu look for disable reboot on error.

If you have that option great select it and you will see the error next boot.

If you don't then go to the Microsoft knowledgebase article and do an inplace upgrade.

You can't see the hard drive because it is formatted NTSF. Win98 boot disk is fat32 only.

Here is the article.

OS Inplace Upgrade
2k Q292175
http://tinyurl.com/5za4v

XP Q315341
http://tinyurl.com/2zgk

Good Luck

Lee

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by wlbowers In reply to Compuer boot and hard dri ...

If you are running 2000 or xp you are in the dreaded restart on error loop.

Repeatedly press F8 as it boots. Once you get to the menu look for disable reboot on error.

If you have that option great select it and you will see the error next boot.

If you don't then go to the Microsoft knowledgebase article and do an inplace upgrade.

You can't see the hard drive because it is formatted NTSF. Win98 boot disk is fat32 only.

Here is the article.

OS Inplace Upgrade
2k Q292175
http://tinyurl.com/5za4v

XP Q315341
http://tinyurl.com/2zgk

Good Luck

Lee

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