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Boot Problem with weird message..


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jjd1984

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I have a Dell computer that has a booting error. When I go to boot the computer, the Dell logo comes on and is then followed by a black screen with a message that says:

"Loading FreeDOS...
ROOT FAT"

The strange thing about this is that I took the original hard drive out and replaced it with another one and it still gets that error.

With that said, I know it is not a hard drive problem which kind of concerns me because hard drive problems are generally easy to figure out or fix. Anybody got answers?

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From what I remember, frre dos is an operating system. Operating systems, on boot, are either on the hard drive, or on a disk or floppy or other drive of some sort.
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is there a cd or floppy in a drive?

That is weird. What Dell model?

FreeDos is an opensource OS...not sure what is going on here. If no cd or floppy, remove the harddrive...same error?
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Ha ha, tehre was a disk in the floppy drive! Thanks guys!
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