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By joenguyen_57 ·
When I turn on my computer I get the following message:

Data Error Reading Drive C
Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?

And then the conputer shuts down.

Please tell me what caused this happened and how to fix it.

Thank you
Joe Nguyen

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by dirk.deprest In reply to PC Troubleshooting

If you have WIN95 or 98 try
1) Scandisk with the repair option active.
2) Be sure you have a startup disk, then SYS-ing to your hard-drive.

The problem is the Hard drive
1) Software-error (problem solved with sys c:)
2) Hardware-error (temperaly solved with scandisk c:)
If the problem get bigger, go and buy another Hard drive, that way your problem would be solved.

Succes

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by ghary In reply to PC Troubleshooting

Hi..

Is the drive still available in the system bios ..

if so .. boot to a command prompt and run fdisk and see what that says?
eg: Is the drive there ?
Is the partition there ?

ghary@rush.com.au

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by hjs In reply to PC Troubleshooting

Most likly the hard drive went south, but don't forget to check for viruses.

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by shamusa In reply to PC Troubleshooting

How this happened I'm not sure.Were you in dos when this happened? What I would do is boot off a: drive w/ a start up disk if you have one.If not get some dos disks and boot off the # one disk and install dos.Then reinstall Windows.Make sure your bios isset properly as well.And after that make a start up disk in case this happens again.Also check your ribbon cable going to your hard drive.(do this first before anything)good luck.

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by heckle In reply to PC Troubleshooting

Booting from a DOS or WIN95 disk and get to the C prompt. Can you do a directory listing (DIR) ? If you can, is it garbled? BEFORE resorting to the formatting of the HD, try these steps.

1. Run checkdisk (CHKDSK /F)
2. Run scandisk (SCANDISK)
3. Tryto repair the master boot record (FDISK /MBR)

It sounds like the problem is with the disk itself. Running SYS C: probably will not do anything. FDISK /MBR is one of those undocumented commands and it has worked for me many times on systems that have been "used hard".

I hope that one of the above will work for you.

May the force be with you.... : )

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