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Computer Hangs on Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0

Hi,

I have a computer computer Hangs on after it loads the bios window. The last two lines are before it hangs are:

SDRAM at DIMM #:1
Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0. OK'

Can anyone suggest how I can go about troubleshooting this.   I have no history on the machine apart from it runs a windows op.

thanks.
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aktaha
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aktaha
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
It looks like there is a problem with the RAM and/or the HD.

Try swapping out the memory first and see if that makes any difference.

After that try swapping in different HD and cable.

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younghvCommented:
If you go into the BIOS setup (probably F2 during boot up), where does your HDD show up?
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sunilswainCommented:
I had a same problem...but it was because i had 2 HDD...all u need is to  set PCI IDE Busmaster to Off or No. There was some hardware conflict which confused the MBR.
Else u need to fix MBR using FIXMBR in dos Mode!!
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nobusCommented:
i would test the ram with memtest86+ from www.memtest.org
then, test your disk with any of these :
http://www.disk-utility.com/hard-disk-low-level-format.html
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aktahaAuthor Commented:
thanks will try these out and get back to you all.
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