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By Matace ·
I received an error message when downloading a driver. The error said cannot write to C: hit any key to continue.

I hit a key and restarted my computer. However, when it restarted it read "no operating system found" is that a bad hard drive?

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by TheChas In reply to Computer Crashed

Your hard drive may be bad.

However, what has happenned is that one or more files in your Windows folder are corrupt.

Start by booting from a floppy (Windows startup disk)
If you don't have a startup disk, go to www.bootdisk.com, and downloadthe versions for your OS.

Then, re-install windows.
Make sure that you set the install folder to C:\Windows (unless you installed windows in a different folder)

That should fix the problem.
Then, run scandisk in thouroug mode to give the drive a good check, if there are a lot of errors, I would start backing up files, and buy a new drive.

Chas

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by Matace In reply to Computer Crashed

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by mtrahern In reply to Computer Crashed

Check and see if the hdd is being detected in bios. If not, then check your cables. If it is being detected, then go with the first answer. Boot with a boot disk, and reinstall windows. Good luck!

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by TG2 In reply to Computer Crashed

You may not need to reinstall windows!

answer please if your system can SEE the drive in the bios.

Also please identify what operating system you have. It will make a difference on the next steps if the drive *IS* seen by the computer's bios.

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by zlitocook In reply to Computer Crashed

It could be as simple as booting to a boot disk at the a prompt (type) sys c. Your system files could have gone corrupt. This replaces them.

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