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Old 02-05-2006, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i am currently having trouble with my computer... everytime i boot it doesnt go to windows but it says DISK ERROR... ANd i tried formatting it but it still says that... What should i do?

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Old 02-05-2006, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you might also check the jumper on the drive, and the cable could be bad. be sure your BIOS settings are correct.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Format the disk in another computer but don't let it copy any of the windows files. Then put the harddrive back in the original computer, boot from the CD and then install windows, without formating. Then it should work. Or give him an Athlon XP.

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Old 02-09-2006, 02:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You can try booting into a Linux Live CD like Knoppix. See then if Linux can mount your hard drive and access files. Ensure you're boot sequence in your BIOS specifies boot from CD first.

Linux and instructions here:

You'd be amazed how similar to Windows it is.
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Lol I know this guy, he actually the person who introduced me to Tech Forums. He live like 5 minutes away from me. Everything is fixed now. Thanks for you input guys.


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