Hard drive issue

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Using Windows XP pro, the hard drive is showing in the Bios when pc boots
up, but then a message disc boot failure and no further

Any suggestions on what the problem is and advice on how to overcome would
be appreciated

Tom
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Tom, it could be that you have a floppy in the flop drive and it's set
    as first boot device in Bios. Or, it could be a failed
    hard drive if you havent done anything unusual or it could be a loose
    connection or defective ribbon cable or power
    connector.
    "Tom" <Tom@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
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    > Using Windows XP pro, the hard drive is showing in the Bios when pc boots
    > up, but then a message disc boot failure and no further
    >
    > Any suggestions on what the problem is and advice on how to overcome would
    > be appreciated
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    A fail hard drive may still be detected and show up in the bios. Doesn't
    mean that it will work properly!

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

    Quote from: George Ankner
    "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

    "Tom" <Tom@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
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    > Using Windows XP pro, the hard drive is showing in the Bios when pc boots
    > up, but then a message disc boot failure and no further
    >
    > Any suggestions on what the problem is and advice on how to overcome would
    > be appreciated
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Tom wrote:
    > Using Windows XP pro, the hard drive is showing in the Bios when pc boots
    > up, but then a message disc boot failure and no further
    >
    > Any suggestions on what the problem is and advice on how to overcome would
    > be appreciated
    >


    The fact that the BIOS recognizes the presence of the hard drive
    doesn't mean that the hard drive isn't defective. After checking to
    ensure that the hard drive's connections haven't worked loose, and that
    the IDE controller hasn't failed, try replacing the hard drive.


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  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Repair console from XP boot CD. Repair boot sector. If unsuccessful in
    booting again, try repair mbr.

    "Tom" <Tom@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
    news:%23DeCWrjtFHA.2328@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows XP pro, the hard drive is showing in the Bios when pc boots
    > up, but then a message disc boot failure and no further
    >
    > Any suggestions on what the problem is and advice on how to overcome would
    > be appreciated
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >
    >
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