Win NT PC will not boot: 'strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility'
Posted on 2001-06-02
Today my PC crashed for the last time - it cannot be rebooted.
Each time I try to reboot my Win NT 4.0 Dell desktop computer, the following happens:
1. The Dell logo appears, identifying the system as "DELL OptiPlex GXI 400 MTbr, BIOS Revision A09".
2. On the next screen, I see:
LUN: 0WDIGTL WDE4360-1807A3 - Start Unit Request Failed
LUN: 0SEAGATE ST34520W
strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility
My computer has behaved well since I got it in October, until about April or May. At that point, it started crashing several times per week. By crash, I mean locking up so that not even the Task Manager could be called.
Today, while using some brand new software, it crashed differently, with the "blue screen of death". I tried to reboot, but got an error that said something like "Error loading operating system". Subsequent reboots led consistently to the problem described above.