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shadoehare

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At an auction I bought an old DTK PC with a printer and mouse. I believe it's an 1988 or possiby a 1986. (It shows both of these dates on the screen.) The guy said it works great and that there's a bunch of stuff on it.


When I got it home and first tried it, it said: "Drive Boot failure". I couldn't get it to do anything else. Finally it came up with a regular screen and it showed the features it had, (word processor, print shop, calender maker, etc.) Some of the things I couldn't do because I would get an error message. (I can't remember excatly what it said but it was something about the C drive I think.)


I eventually turned the PC off and the next day I could only get the "Drive Boot Failure" thing again. I looked in the case and there seemed to be a white plug unplugged from somewhere. It has several wires attached to it. I don't see anywhere this plugs into.


I'm not sure of the excat make or model of the PC, it didn't come with any manuals. It seemed to work okay more or less whenever I got the screen up. Does anyone have any idea how I could fix this? Do you think I could turn it into a really cool PC or is it too much of a dinosaur to fool with?


Thanks for any help! : )


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Hi,

Its probably "too much of a dinosaur to fool with" the white plug is a extra power cable for a drive and the error you are getting most likely means the hard drive is about to go byby

sorry Rick
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