Poweroutage

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by redghost, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. redghost

    redghost New Member

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    Hey

    I'm posting this in regards for my cousin who needs help. Recently their was a quick power outage due to a storm. After the power return in a second or so, the computer brings to a loading screen which said "Please insert a boot disk". He's running on Windows XP Home, so I downloaded a boot disk for him, but did not solve the problem, instead in prompts him to insert disk2. Could anyone shine a light on the problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Sounds like the boot table is gone(?) As for the boot disk, there are 4 disks required to boot WindowsXP. If/when you get the thing booted, can you see the contents of the harddrive? :)
     
  3. tommy8748

    tommy8748 New Member

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    4 Disks??? I only use one......
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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