98se crash HELP!

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My Compaq Presario 7360 running Win98se crashed. I wouldn't start in SAFE
MODE. I kept getting the no O/S on any system. I went through all 3 Start
Up Options on the Boot Disk. Went through everything in the Help Menu. ie
SYS C: and SCANDISK, and SCANDISK /ALL and SCANDISK /ALL /SURFACE
and CHKDSK and FDISK.EXE and FDISK.EXE /STATUS and FORMAT C: /S
All seemed to go well, except SCANDISK /MOUNT E when I got the msg. that it
couldn't find E. At EXT I put in the WIN98se disk and followed the
commands. I got a msg that it couldn't find WIN98, Bad Command or file
Name. I tried using an ole WIN95 boot disk. It went to the COMPAQ QUICK
RESTORE, but then I got "Compaq error 180.14 or 182.14" msg. Of course, I
could find anything on the Compaq website, and only 1 newgroup came up.
I was planning to give this comp. to my granddaughter who has ADHD and
really needs some help. Now what?

Help,

lj
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

    It's likely that the hard drive crashed, especially if it is one of the awful
    Quantum Bigfoot 5 1/4" hard drives.

    One other less seious possibility is that the 3v Lithium C2032 battery is so low
    on juice that it is causing the system to malfunction. The battery is
    responsible for keeping the CMOS settings valid while the computer is powered
    down. No juice, messed up settings.

    Can you access the motherboard BIOS setup? If so, does it detect the hard drive
    and show its capacity? If not, the hard drive is malfunctioning. If the hard
    drive shows up, then reboot immediately without powering down and try to restore
    Windows again. If you are successful, replace the battery which should cost
    only a couple of bucks at a camera store, WalMart, or Radio Shack.

    .... Ben Myers

    On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 02:32:33 GMT, "l jones" <laujones@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

    >My Compaq Presario 7360 running Win98se crashed. I wouldn't start in SAFE
    >MODE. I kept getting the no O/S on any system. I went through all 3 Start
    >Up Options on the Boot Disk. Went through everything in the Help Menu. ie
    >SYS C: and SCANDISK, and SCANDISK /ALL and SCANDISK /ALL /SURFACE
    >and CHKDSK and FDISK.EXE and FDISK.EXE /STATUS and FORMAT C: /S
    >All seemed to go well, except SCANDISK /MOUNT E when I got the msg. that it
    >couldn't find E. At EXT I put in the WIN98se disk and followed the
    >commands. I got a msg that it couldn't find WIN98, Bad Command or file
    >Name. I tried using an ole WIN95 boot disk. It went to the COMPAQ QUICK
    >RESTORE, but then I got "Compaq error 180.14 or 182.14" msg. Of course, I
    >could find anything on the Compaq website, and only 1 newgroup came up.
    >I was planning to give this comp. to my granddaughter who has ADHD and
    >really needs some help. Now what?
    >
    >Help,
    >
    >lj
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

    No bigfoot in the 7360. 10 GB 3.5" drive installed.
    HH

    <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    news:41a55289.14999927@nntp.charter.net...
    > It's likely that the hard drive crashed, especially if it is one of the
    > awful
    > Quantum Bigfoot 5 1/4" hard drives.
    >
    > One other less seious possibility is that the 3v Lithium C2032 battery is
    > so low
    > on juice that it is causing the system to malfunction. The battery is
    > responsible for keeping the CMOS settings valid while the computer is
    > powered
    > down. No juice, messed up settings.
    >
    > Can you access the motherboard BIOS setup? If so, does it detect the hard
    > drive
    > and show its capacity? If not, the hard drive is malfunctioning. If the
    > hard
    > drive shows up, then reboot immediately without powering down and try to
    > restore
    > Windows again. If you are successful, replace the battery which should
    > cost
    > only a couple of bucks at a camera store, WalMart, or Radio Shack.
    >
    > ... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 02:32:33 GMT, "l jones" <laujones@worldnet.att.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>My Compaq Presario 7360 running Win98se crashed. I wouldn't start in SAFE
    >>MODE. I kept getting the no O/S on any system. I went through all 3
    >>Start
    >>Up Options on the Boot Disk. Went through everything in the Help Menu.
    >>ie
    >>SYS C: and SCANDISK, and SCANDISK /ALL and SCANDISK /ALL /SURFACE
    >>and CHKDSK and FDISK.EXE and FDISK.EXE /STATUS and FORMAT C: /S
    >>All seemed to go well, except SCANDISK /MOUNT E when I got the msg. that
    >>it
    >>couldn't find E. At EXT I put in the WIN98se disk and followed the
    >>commands. I got a msg that it couldn't find WIN98, Bad Command or file
    >>Name. I tried using an ole WIN95 boot disk. It went to the COMPAQ QUICK
    >>RESTORE, but then I got "Compaq error 180.14 or 182.14" msg. Of course, I
    >>could find anything on the Compaq website, and only 1 newgroup came up.
    >>I was planning to give this comp. to my granddaughter who has ADHD and
    >>really needs some help. Now what?
    >>
    >>Help,
    >>
    >>lj
    >>
    >>
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

    Okay, but the Bigfeet came in fairly large capacities, too. And they were used
    extensively by Compaq during the Windows 98 epoch... Ben Myers

    On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:14:58 -0500, "HH" <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >No bigfoot in the 7360. 10 GB 3.5" drive installed.
    >HH
    >
    ><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    >news:41a55289.14999927@nntp.charter.net...
    >> It's likely that the hard drive crashed, especially if it is one of the
    >> awful
    >> Quantum Bigfoot 5 1/4" hard drives.
    >>
    >> One other less seious possibility is that the 3v Lithium C2032 battery is
    >> so low
    >> on juice that it is causing the system to malfunction. The battery is
    >> responsible for keeping the CMOS settings valid while the computer is
    >> powered
    >> down. No juice, messed up settings.
    >>
    >> Can you access the motherboard BIOS setup? If so, does it detect the hard
    >> drive
    >> and show its capacity? If not, the hard drive is malfunctioning. If the
    >> hard
    >> drive shows up, then reboot immediately without powering down and try to
    >> restore
    >> Windows again. If you are successful, replace the battery which should
    >> cost
    >> only a couple of bucks at a camera store, WalMart, or Radio Shack.
    >>
    >> ... Ben Myers
    >>
    >> On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 02:32:33 GMT, "l jones" <laujones@worldnet.att.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>My Compaq Presario 7360 running Win98se crashed. I wouldn't start in SAFE
    >>>MODE. I kept getting the no O/S on any system. I went through all 3
    >>>Start
    >>>Up Options on the Boot Disk. Went through everything in the Help Menu.
    >>>ie
    >>>SYS C: and SCANDISK, and SCANDISK /ALL and SCANDISK /ALL /SURFACE
    >>>and CHKDSK and FDISK.EXE and FDISK.EXE /STATUS and FORMAT C: /S
    >>>All seemed to go well, except SCANDISK /MOUNT E when I got the msg. that
    >>>it
    >>>couldn't find E. At EXT I put in the WIN98se disk and followed the
    >>>commands. I got a msg that it couldn't find WIN98, Bad Command or file
    >>>Name. I tried using an ole WIN95 boot disk. It went to the COMPAQ QUICK
    >>>RESTORE, but then I got "Compaq error 180.14 or 182.14" msg. Of course, I
    >>>could find anything on the Compaq website, and only 1 newgroup came up.
    >>>I was planning to give this comp. to my granddaughter who has ADHD and
    >>>really needs some help. Now what?
    >>>
    >>>Help,
    >>>
    >>>lj
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >
    >
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