[sysconfig1] Re: Boot Error

  • From: "Burt Philp" <bphilp@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:02:10 -0500


Unless the system changed (was upgraded in some way to cause hardware
incompatibility) recently, you should try replacing the system files with a
new set. Using your Windows boot disk, start the machine and issue the
command (from the A: prompt): SYS C:
The system will respond telling you that the system files were successfully
transferred. This will put a new set of system files on the hard drive.
Remove the startup disk and try rebooting from the hard drive.

If that does not work, it could be more serious. You should check the drive
for errors, but before doing so, play it safe and backup the data on the
drive. After the backup, run Scandisk or another disk utility, like Norton
Disk Doctor.

Good luck,

Burt Philp
Computer Systems Dept.
St. Clair College
Email: bphilp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tel.: 519-972-2727 Ext. 4688
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <mideyoung@xxxxxxxx>
To: <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: [sysconfig1] Boot Error

> Hey...  My aunt came to me with a problem and I cant figure out whats
> on.  First I turn the computer on and it comes up with a Boot Failure.  So
> figured the best way to attack it would be to fdisk and clear the master
> boot record along with the partion and start over.  First I wanted to
> and see if the hard drive was the cause if the error and if everything was
> still on the drive.  I tossed my Win98 Startup disk in and asked to start
> with no CD Rom support and I did a dir in dos and the drive still had all
> the contents.  Than I rebooted with the disk in and at the selection
> I soft booted out with ctrl-alt-del and took the disk out and sure enough
> boot right into windows with no trouble.  So now I am wondering why its
> booting up right away.  What should I do to solve this problem?
> Thanks
> Mike

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