unbootable pc... Help urgently needed
Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:51 AM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:05 AM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:10 AM
Any more ideas, guys n gals? I'm really desperate !!
Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:17 AM
To rule out a bad CD, try booting from it on another computer. If it boots fine, then you are looking at either a bad CD drive, bad IDE cable or bad ide port on the motherboard. You can start to test this by changing the IDE cable used. Change the ide slot used, meaning set it as slave on the primary ide along with the hard drive (which is the master). Use a different CD-ROM drive and see if the computer boots from the CD when using that drive.
*EDIT* -- A last action, which SHOULD NOT be attempted by someone not totally comfortable with doing it, is updating the BIOS of the motherboard.
Edited by Fenor, 25 October 2007 - 10:19 AM.
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