Boot sector problem
Posted on 2001-06-08
Trying to format my HP Omnibook. When I try I receive this error: 'cannot write BOOT. format terminated.'
I've tried removing the partition with fdisk and partition magic, and I've also tried fdisk /mbr. All of them return with the error that they cannot write to the disk. Partition magic suggests that I may have virus protection software running, which of course is more or less impossible without a HD.
So, any suggestions? I can't do a low-level format either - for some reason the laptop BIOS won't permit it.