hey guys, recently my computer killed itsellf to the point where it took 3 hours to boot on the screen what says it wasnt shutdown properly last time, you know that blue screen.
anyways after this is went to a black screen what says "disk error" it then continues to do this every time i try and reboot it. why has it done this, and how do i fix it
Ah, did you leave any usb devices in the pc? If so, disconnect them, go into the bios, and set the boot priority so that HDD is first. Sometimes the BIOS recognizes an USB device as a bootable partition, and it will remove HDD from the list to make place for the USB.
If this does not help, check if it is all connected properly, and if you have an IDE disk, that the master-slave functions on all the drives are compatible.
it says Disk error, then asks for a windows boot disk, which i dont have. could the hardrive maybe broke somehow?
Offset;5244328it says Disk error, then asks for a windows boot disk, which i dont have. could the hardrive maybe broke somehow?
It could, but i had the same problem as you this morning, and all i had to do was mess with the boot priority. Start your system, and as soon you see some system info, press Delete or F1. You will enter the BIOS. Then, navigate to the "BOOT" tab and go to boot priority.
Make sure HDD is in the list, and if CD-player for instance is before HDD, make sure it's empty.
If this doesn't work, i would think dead hdd indeed.
yea just tried, was set to cd rom so i changed it to hard disk, but it still failed to load. i guess its rooted then
Sounds like your drive died on you.
You could have one or more bad sectors on the HDD, which a CHKDSK /r command can find and sometimes even repair. Bad sectors are typically parts of the drive that have trouble retaining data without corruption. It could be just the data itself is corrupted by various means, including possible malware, or even the magnetic particles on the platter itself not working properly. In the case of the latter, the drive cannot really be trusted to work reliably.
Problems can result if you try and reboot while Windows is loading. In XP you could run CHKDSK without having to go into Windows via loading the disk and selecting Recovery Console. I don't recall if W7 has Recovery Console, but you can do a CHKDSK command with it and I assume it's still possible to do that without having to go into Windows. You may need the OS disc though.
I had a similar problem after installing some XP critical updates. I was stuck in a continual reboot loop and couldn't get into Windows. I've heard even recent W7 updates have been known to cause problems.
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