win xp pc wont start
Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:18 PM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:54 AM
The good thing is, you'll hopefully have learnt not to do the same thing again! I've been there, in similar fashions
Anyways, can you boot to the Safe Mode options? To do that (hopefully), keep tapping F8 when the first screen shows after booting. Select from the menu (assuming it appears) "Command Prompt" (just that, not Safe Mode or other).
Let me know if you can get this far and I will look into ways to copy over this file to where it should be.
Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:19 AM
Posted 21 September 2005 - 02:20 PM
If the computer does not accept using a slave drive, you could always purchase a SCSI PCI controller and a SCSI disk to attach to it. It may be costly, but it really does come down to how much important data is on this broken disk. Saying that, you will really only need a hard-drive of at least 350 megabytes, or 500MB to be safe, just to install Win98, so that shouldn't cost much.
All in all, if you do decide to go with fitting another hard-drive...you shouldn't need to spend more than £20 (or equivalent) on a PCI card, a compatible hard-drive for that card and a Win98 disc.
What country are you at, if you don't mind my asking?
Edited by Mere_Mortal, 21 September 2005 - 02:42 PM.