|Hi, I hope someone call help seriously greatful!|
My Mums partner cut the power mid-system recovery becuase he decided because it was taking too long to and now when he turns his machine on the boot screen comes up and checks drives etc but an error occurs 'IDE Channel No.80 Conductor Cable Install' and it gets as far as the XP loading screen and then turns off and automatically reboots into a cycle.
Ive tried F8 + last known configuration, safe mode,BIOS factory settings default, checking all wires and cables are securly connected. Its a custom made machine with no recovery/formatting discs and I have no idea where to download these. It does have a floppy disc drive and 2 cds drives.
Hes really frustrated as he cant get on to his machine with all his important files (self inflicted but if anyone can provide any assistance or help would be great!)
This is the first and only time this has ever happened and hes had the machine a while now- im assuming its because he cut the power during system restore!