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hi,
when i turn on the computer, "disk i/o error" appeared. when i use windows98 startup disk, i can see the c drive and its contents.
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jhance earned 80 total points
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Boot from the Win98 disk and when you get to the DOS prompt do this:

FDISK /MBR

and then do:

SYS C:
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by:compmania
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Try doing a fdisk /mbr a few times, also try fdisking the drive and delete-make a new partition and format it (you will lose all you data if you delete the partition or format it)
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by:eric007
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Sounds like the Hard Drive is slowly Dieing to me...

Sorry..

You can try a fdisk /mbr though but I have seen that in too many bad drives...

How old is the drive and what kind and what size?
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by:kudak
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4 YEARS, AROUND 800MEG, BY THE WAY, IT'S OK NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. WHAT'S MBR STANDS FOR?? AND WHAT DOES THAT COMMAND DO?
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by:compmania
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The commant will change your master boot record to an earlier one so if you install a boot manager or something for example and you can't uninstall it then you would do a fdisk /mbr.
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by:johan_hammy
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Did one of the above solutions work?  If it worked, then accept it as the answer.
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