|Hi Ipci, |
it could be the internal battery has failed (probably due to age), and if so, the bios parameters can reset to default. Then the hdd cannot be opened.for booting from or anything.
Check the bios params match those for the hdd.
If not, it should be possible to input them on booting or if really old a setup floppy may be needed for this task..
For such an old important system as this, you need have a backup system on another pc in addition to data backup. Run it occasionally to check it works ok.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.
message edited by Mike Newcomb