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Bootstrap loader

Posted on 2005-04-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
The bootstrap loader is not there. the machine is not booting from HDD or CD-Rom.
Now I am gettign a memory beep which it was nto giving wehn I just started working on it.

Problems began after owner tripped onpower cord.

Question by:CalebM
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mwnnj earned 336 total points
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Hi Caleb,
could you enter the BIOS of that machine,what is the device's recognision,,,what is the boot order,,,
do you receive any bios specific messages on the boot screen,if you haven't made it still- disable the quick boot option and see what are the messages ,when computer boots up,,,
you can provide us also some more info like:
pc :make,model/if special,
BIOS:model  .

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Watzman earned 332 total points
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Perhaps the power cord was damaged and is arcing internally.

A power interruption while a machine is runnign can wipe out the hard drive.  It's rare, but it can happen.

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spongiejm earned 332 total points
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Have you checked the CMOS battery to see if its still good?
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