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« on: August 24, 2003, 04:35:29 PM »

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My friend as 3 year old PC (make Packett Bell ). Windows 98 system.

He has the following problem when he swicthes his PC on:

Searching for boot record from floppy, not found. Searching for boot record from CD rom, not found. Searching for boot record from SCIS not found. Boot failure insert boot diskett in A.  Press any key when ready.  

When any key is pressed the above message is repeated.  

My friend then used the Recovery Disk to see if this error could be corrected, he then got this message:
Error 7 No Hard Drive!!! N/wait2.ICO OK, when he pressed enter he got a message saying Computer Incorrectly Configured, contact Tech Support.

He then re-started his computer, he got the original message above again.

We need to know how he can put this right, please advise.



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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2003, 07:26:28 PM »


Sounds like the CMOS(BIOS) battery is dead and the hard drive parameters are lost. Hit <DEL> during power up to access BIOS setup (on most systems, not sure about Dell, look for message to enter which key), then look for a Hard drive autodetect option or go into the Standard Setup to see if the parameters are there (cyl/hd/sec) or that it is at least set to AUTO

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