Okay, I've been trying to fix this for my school for a while now, but so far I've failed to fix their computers, so they may well have to call in a technician (and we wouldn't want that... :eek:).
Here is the gist of the error:
"Home drive not found.
You have 10 seconds until this comuter restarts."
How do I fix the PCs?
Get Tech Support in there.
Also try safemode, debug and system restore.
That seems like a pretty serious error if its giving you a restart countdown, I've never even heard of that before.
By homedrive it sounds like its refering the its main hardrive, but I wouldn't know what to do beyond that.
We'll need more info before offering any useful advise. What OS is running? When do you get the message (i.e. after the BIOS load screen or during or after the OS splah screen, etc)? Is there one harddrive or two in the pc? Cd-Roms? Is this happening to more than 1 PC? That sort of stuff.
kage_forumWe'll need more info before offering any useful advise. What OS is running? When do you get the message (i.e. after the BIOS load screen or during or after the OS splah screen, etc)? Is there one harddrive or two in the pc? Cd-Roms? Is this happening to more than 1 PC? That sort of stuff.
We're running Windows XP Professional with SP2. We get the message after network login. (Using standard Windows XP type, not click, login) There is only one harddrive in the PC. It is happening to a number, but not all, of the PCs. The problematic PCs are in the majority.
Well the Home Drive will be on the network somewhere, presumably whatever machine they use as a server. Are they connected properly? Cables all work? Network cards all work? Switches etc all work? Has the drive and/or the server been renamed or something stupid like that?
Nope. I checked all the cables etc. All are just peachy.
I would have to agree with Archaon, it sounds more like a network issue than a PC one. Either that or you gotta virus. You could begin by using a bootdisc on one of the non working PC's and once loaded try and ping/tracert the server. If this work's the network is fine and your issue lies elsewhere. The other option is doing trial by elimination to try and localise the issue. Firstly, have a look to see if you have working PC's (WPC) connected to the same Switch/Router/Hub (whatever their connected to) as the non-working PC's (NWPC). If so swap ports to see if the NWPC will work in the WPC's port and visa versa. If it does then that tells you that certain ports on your switch is stuffed. If not then you know your networks ok. If not and their on different switches, try moving one of the WPC's onto the switch that the NWPC's are connected to. If the WPC stops working then you know your switch is stuffed. If the WPC does still work then you know your networks ok. Bit long winded I know but I think you get the idea. :nodding: Let us know what you find out.
Sounds like a virus, no matter what switches I switch it doesn't change, and the ones from the NWPCs work on others...
(P.S. If you're wondering how I did this on a Sunday, I've just been to my school's Summer Fayre...)