|The power went out yet again very suddenly while I was playing a game. Bad circuit here when the space heaters are on. My pc is on a power surge protector though and has not had problems before. This time I powered up and got to this point with this error:|
Verifying dmi pool data .......
A disk read error occurred
Press ctrl+alt+del to restart
If I do so, it repeats the same error. Here is what I have checked:
-no cd or floppy in the drives
-no removeables (mp3 players etc)
-cables seem fine and are all connected properly
-loaded fail safe defaults in cmos
-loaded optimized defaults in cmos
-made it go hd then cd in boot options
Additionally it lists nothing for the ide channel 0 master and slave 0 and slave 1 and only lists the cd as master channel 1. Sata1 is my 250gb hd but sata2 sata3 sata4 aren't associated with a device. I don't know if that's normal. In bios I made it halt on no errors. In standard cmos it won't detect the hd by auto detect. In standard cmos in my maxtor hd details it seems to detect the hd with its size and cylinder, head, etc listed.
4 years old
Maxtor 250 gb hd
Athlon xp don't recall speed or mobo
The ram and mobo were replaced recently-within the year.
No other pc (roommates and friends not back from break and other friend has a mac)
Windows xp disk is at parents house but they will mail it after the holiday
Planning to buy a new system this week after holiday but wanted this as a backup
Would need a 1.5 hard drive not 3.0 which I didn't see at bestbuy so would have to order online. Would take some time even if rushed...
Herr are my questions:
How can I chkdsk without windows cd?
Can I use a friend's windows cd or a vista cd if I have xp just to chkdsk?
What else can I try with limited time and a new pc on the horizon?
I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum, it's hard to search on the blackberry sometimes. I know there are some posts on this but so far I have not found a solution. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you!