Something Seriously Wrong. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2005, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2
Default Something Seriously Wrong.

When I try to boot up my computer, it isn't loading. It comes to a screen Asking me to insert a Boot Diskette into A:/. I don't have nor know what a Boot Diskette is. I tried running the Windows XP install disk but it keeps freezing up when it asks to install XP or repair it.

Any help would be appreciated.

DazedNConfused is offline  
Old 11-22-2005, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 33

Your hard drive is dead. Maybe. Test it.
Download it. Burn it. Throw it in and reboot. Hit F2 for Hard Disk Tools and then go to the next page by hitting right arrow and select F1 for Drive Fitness Test. Start it with ATA Support only, and run the advanced test.
That's a good place to start anyways.

kurt2439 is offline  
Old 11-22-2005, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,247

that or do you have a non system disk in the floppy drive? Usually if the HDD is bad it will say operating system not found, and if there is a non system disk in the floppy drive it will tell you to insert system into drive a
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.

-Robert Asprin
killians45 is offline  
Old 11-25-2005, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2

Yeah, turns out the Harddrive was trashed, and I had to get a new one. Thanks for the help guys.
DazedNConfused is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.