troubleshooting Question

Non-system disk or disk error

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The computer we use at work had been working fine for 4 years, then the harddrive failed with the above message, we installed a new harddrive(it had been sitting on the shelf for 4 years though) and then about a month later it failed with the same message as above.  Since the OS is dos compatibility 6.0, any harddrive we install has to be partitioned into 1.92gb. We found a used harddrive that was 20gb that had eazybios2 installed, we repartioned the drive and reinstalled the OS but didn't remove the eazybios.  Its been about a month later and we are getting the same error message as before, it still brings up the eazybios messages from the harddrive before it gives us the error message.  This time I figured it couldn't be the harddrive again and I booted to a DOS install disk, which recognized that there was already DOS installed on the harddrive.  I exit the install and move to the C drive and load the system from the c:.  I am able to access everything needed on the harddrive and am able to run the POS.  Does anyone know why it won't let you boot to the harddrive automatically?  I haven't tried scandisk or anything like that since I really don't think it is a harddrive problem, since the hardrive is accessible.

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