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Disk write error after start up

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Here is schmacke (again)! Hi all out there. After formatting and reinstallation of win 98 and second edition I get sometimes the message on a blue background: Disk write error. Unable to write to disk in drive C: Data or files may be lost. Press any key to continue.

If I pree a key - nothing happens. ctrl-alt-del no go. shut off computer - it sometimes comes up . Had problem since I used PMTSHOOT.exe .I had to use it as the computer did not wake up on touching the mouse. OK now. Drive C: is FAT 32

Anybody an Idea?
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IF YOU ARE NOT USING A DISK DRIVE OVERLAY

reboot to DOS
type fdisk /mbr
hit enter
repeat 3 or 4 times and then reboot to windows
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if the above doesn't work. Try running a thorough scandisk. There could be bad sectors on the hard drive.
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Thank you again for quick response!
Scandisk was done - no bad sectors!

cheers schmacke
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glad I could help!
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