Solved

booting up

Posted on 2000-03-22
2
153 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
my amd k6 500 with 132 ram just started about
three days ago being unable to boot off c drive. It can't find a boot record. I put in a boot disk in a drive boot off of it copy sys to c:. reboot and it goes ok. if i shut down to reboot it starts all over again. I have norton anti virus, i down loaded the lates signatures an ran a virus check, nothing found. I did a scan disk no problems.
please help.
0
Comment
Question by:jerryag
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:swwelsh
ID: 2645432
One possibility is that your cmos battery is failing, and the computer is losing the settings for your hard drive when you shut down. Go into bios setup when the computer starts and see if the drive is detected. You might also try scandisk with the through option, and opening the case to check on all the hard drive cable connections
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
count earned 7 total points
ID: 2645569
As swwelsh mentioned, check your battery. Option two: boot from floppy, run fdisk /mbr which'll make a new boot-record. Delete all current partitions, make new ones, format, reinstall. If that doesn't help, it's probably hardware failure, test the disk in another computer if possible to see if it's the harddrive or your controller (probably disk, but trust no one :-))
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question