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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.
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Question by:jerryag
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by:swwelsh
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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
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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 :-))
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