Computer can't boot/won't boot!!
Posted on 2004-11-30
Hi, I seem to be getting all the bad luck of late. Now I seem not to be able to start my PC. I turn it on and it goes through POST ok. It searches for a bootable device A,CDROM and as it should finds nothing. Then it searches the IDE device and hangs. Fine no problem I though, stick in the windows disk and run the recovery consol. Only problem is it wont boot off any of the drives. Not off the floppy or either of the cdrw or dvd rom drives. As the IDE it just hangs with a black screen and flashing cursor. The computers running xp hme and is 14 month old running an Athlon xp2400+/MSi KT4v-L mb and 256 2100ddr.Seagate 80gb drive. I would of run recovery consol,chkdsk /r, chkdsk /p and fixboot c: but it wont boot off any device. Motherboard? Hdd?
Thanks in advance.