Tygert asked for more infor --This is my sister-in law's computer. It is a Pentium III, 500 MGh with a 13 G Hard drive, 128 Meg of Ram. I have suggested that it is time, long overdue for a new computer. SO far my suggestion has fallen on deaf ears.
My sister in law was having a problem with the tray on the CD drive sticking. However,before she had me look at her computer to see what I could do, she decided to "clean up" her computer.
All I know is that she deleted some "stuff".
Currently, On boot up, F8 will not bring up a "safe mode". F2 or DEL will not bring up the Bios setup. The error message is "Operating system could not be found".
When I use the restoration disk that came with the computer, the result is that the computer says it can not find a hard drive and the restoratiopn is terminated.
I tried another hard drive (took it from another computer and I know it works)the results was the same. The computer can not find the hard drive.
The Bios that "Isn't there", is Ultra66, version 1.12
I hope this infomation helps Can anyone make a suggestion what I might try now? I'm still in favor of a new computer but there seems to be some sort of sentimental attachment to this first computer. Must be like owning a 57 Chevy.
Any help would be much appreciated.