Help Me!! Important!!! Please!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DAZZ, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    I was on my computer like yesterday and I decided to run Ad-Aware and scan my computer. So I left and came back an hour later. And what I see on my computer is a message in DOS...So I restarted my computer, the same message came up before WindowsXP even starts. It says exactly:

    Searching for Boot Record from Floppy...Not Found
    Searching for Boot Record from CDROM...Not Found
    Searching for Boot Record from SCSI...Not Found

    Boot Failure
    Press any key when readyA:


    'When I press any key, 'press any key..' turns into:'

    Press any key when readyA:from Floppy...Not Founddd

    'And again I press a key:'

    Press any key when readyA:from CDROM...Not Founddd

    'Thats exacly what comes up..with the 3 d's and everything'

    I'm pretty sure this is a virus or something, and I'm truthful so I'll say I can say Ican't afford to get my computer checked by a pro...

    If thier is any way to fix this manualy...someone please tell me...And have the files on the harddrive saved cause I have important files on it....


    SOMONE PLEEASE HELP ME, don't ignore this, this is very important!! THanks, if u need anthin just ask, thanks
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Insert the xp cd & boot up. Follow the screens to the repair option. If you can get in that is.
     
  3. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    nope my cd doesnt boot the cd-rom i have never could boot up any cd.... even going to the options when u start the computer (i cant even go into that)...

    anythin else???
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What about the xp boot floppies that you would have made seeing as the cd rom won't boot?

    If not download them & see how that goes.
     
  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    yeah ive accaully thought of that i had them a while ago but i through em out thinkin i wouldnt need em :(:( I guess I gotta wait till tommorow to buy some floppys :(:(:(:i ill see how that goes
     
  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    I just tried, and I inserted the WindowsXP SP1 Pro CD into my drive when I started my computer, and It loads up and all I see is a _ blinking continuesly, nothing happens...Could that mean even if I use floppys the floppys won't boot, or what I'm really cofused??? :S:S:S:S
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    looks like your bios settings got changed somehow. go into your bios and find the boot priority or boot device listing somewhere. right now it might be something like:

    boot device 1: Floppy
    boot device 2: CDROM
    boot device 3: SCSI

    .. since that's the order that your comp seems to be looking for a disk to boot from. change it to:

    boot device 1: HDD-0
    boot device 2: CDROM
    boot device 3: Floppy

    .. then it should for the boot record on your hd and boot as normal.
     
  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    thiers no options to go into my bios??? :(:(
     
  9. seeme

    seeme Guest

    try pressing delete repeatedly when you first turn your computer on. that hopefully will bring up the bios settings.

    i agree with taurus, it sounds like you or someones ****ed around the bios settings
     
  10. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    there will be an option, and my rig decided to drop its bios settings last week for no reason.

    theres DEL, F2 F8 F6 escape Tab, lots a keys to take you into BIOS
     
  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    yeah got in thier, i changed the boot order...and now I get this message!!

    Pri Master HDD Error
    Pri Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
    Run SETUP
    Press F1 to Resume

    when i press f1

    Searching for Boot Record from SCSI...Not Found
    --------------------------------------- Floppy...-----------
    --------------------------------------- CDROM...----------

    Boot Failure Reboot and Select proper Boot device
    Press any key when readyselected Boot device


    any answers???

    Before I did this and went to BIOS, I clicked on OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS and saved and restarted...I got the ussual You computer was not shut of right, blah blah...I clicked on start normally, and all what happened was I seen a black screen for a couple of minutes, then the computer restarts and I got the messages i stated above???
     
  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    when i did the settings stuff again, when the you computer has not been shutoff ... I click on start windows normally... it stays at that screen frozen...
     
  13. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    looks like something's wrong with your primary channel. you have a hd as master, right? what's slave?
     
  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    what do you mean 'what's slave?' ????

    i dont know im new to this stuff...
     
  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    aight this is wierd i changed the settings to fail-safe boot thingy, and now I get the message

    Disk error
    Press any key to restart

    when i press a key says

    Searching for Boot Record from CDROM...Not Found

    Boot failure
    Insert BOOT diskette in A:
    Press any key when ready


    this is what im gonna do ltommorow buy some floppys and make a boot disk and just see if i could reinstall xp and maybe that will work ???
     
  16. I think you should try to reset your CMOS settings to factory settings. Check your motherboard manual for instuctions.
     
  17. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    I 2nd that.

    Also, could you motherboard battery be dead?
     
  18. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    I would if I knew what CMOS was, could someone help me out. When I start up it says on the top AMIBIOS (C) ... American Megatrends I lost the manual to my motherboard...

    I just got this motherboard not even half a year ago!! 'cause my other one crashed, I've had so much happen to this computer it's not countable.
     
  19. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    There will be a little black (or white) plastic jumper on your mother board connecting 2 of 3 pins. It will say cmos reset on the motherboard. Check the MB manufacturers web site they usually have manuals in PDF format for download. It should show the location and positions of the jumper in the MB manual.

    WITH THE POWER OFF!

    Move it to the other 2 pins wait a minute then move it back.

    DO NOT LEAVE IT ON THE SECOND SET OF PINS AND APPLY POWER! Bad things can happen like erasing your bios.

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    If that doesn't help you may have a bad IDE device (A HD or CDROM croaked). Disconnect the drives (power and ribbon cable). COnnect the Primayr HD back first see if it works. If not try the CDROM next (without the HD) see if you can boot ot the XP install. etc until you identify a bad drive.
     
  20. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Read the manual, it'll all be in there.