<CT> Re: A plea for help!

  • From: Bob Groves <bobgroves@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:48:8 +0000

At 27/09/2002 1.57.00 PM, you wrote:
>Hello Group,
>not really a win3x question...
>a win9x question, one of my pc's has gone a bit screwy!!
>Its a PII 233, 32 mb ram, which WAS running Windows 95 on Wednesday night..
>Thursday Morning.. I switch it on..
>quite a scary message!

Yes, I know the feeling.

Looks like one of two things may have happened:

a) Dodgy MBR (master boot record) - but easy to fix.
b) Hard drive gone kaput

Hoping that it's not the second option (as this effectively
loses all your data), I would suggest booting to DOS
via a floppy and trying the commend fdisk /MBR
at the prompt.

There is a Microsoft Knowledge Base article about this at:
Bob Groves

'It is not that we must love one another or die. 
It is that we must know one another, and live with that knowledge,
or end marooned in a Beckett-world of colliding soliloquy.'
(from 'Available Light' by Clifford Geertz)

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