[24hoursupport] Boot Problems

  • From: "Barry Cornford" <cornyb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "24Hour Help" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 09:09:38 +1000

I have a Pentium133 with 32mb ram 3g Hard Drive running Windows 98 SE.
On boot up it came up with Hard Disk failure when you power off it will then 

So thinking I have a Flaky Hard Drive, I purchased a new Seagate 20G Hard Drive.
Then the Motherboard would not reconise the bigger Drive, so I installed 
Seagates Disk Manger.

Then inserted the New Drive and the Old Drive in another machine I copied ALL 
of the contents including operating system.
I then put the New Drive back in the orginal machine and it would only boot to 
the C:\ Prompt and not into windows.
I installed Windows over the top and everything seemed to work OK.
Left the Screensaver on and walked away, when I came back I was faced with the 
Blue Death screen with the error message cannot write to Hard Drive.
Power off and it did not find the Drive, so I checked all leads and Started 
again, this time it booted.
Shut dow and tried again same message Hard Disk failure.

Have I got a motherboard problem or IDE on the Board flaky.
And Clues as to what might being wrong?

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