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Can't reboot or repair Xp


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what about the boot floppy fdisk /status command?
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I get no Cprompt just the original message of strike f1 to reboot or f2 for setup utility
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you don't need a c: prompt...is there a floppy drive in this machine?

You create the boot floppy on a different machine, insert it in the bad machine, start the PC....if all is set to defaults, the pc will bot from the floppy--after a few seconds, it will give you an

a:\> prompt

type
fdisk /status
<enter>
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Thank you when I try toboot it from disk nothing happens. But I have found out my hard drive is dead any way. My siste in laws coworker can and checked it outand he says it is DOA.Thanks so much for your time.


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when you get a new drive and install windows, take the old drive and put it in a freezer bag, then put it in the freezer for a couple hours.

After the Other machine is up and runnning, shut it off, then attach the cold drive to a different IDE cable....you may be able to recover the data,,,if no go, drop the drive from a bout 6 inches on a flat surface....soemtimes you can get a drive to start up just long enough to capture data
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note: all that hooking up should be done with teh PC off, then turned on
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Thank you very much will do
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