need help fixing 2 computers that wont boot

June 23, 2011 at 10:16:40
Specs: Windows 98, 488
i need somebody good with computers i can talk to and ask questions and get help fixing my 2 old computers that wont boot. skype or something? thanks.

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#1
June 23, 2011 at 10:41:18
If you care to post the system specs and the problems, someone will be happy to help you. I don't think anyone here will Skype.

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#2
June 23, 2011 at 11:20:48
i got a compaq with win98 when i turn it on it says disk read error. wont do anything else, black screen.

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#3
June 23, 2011 at 11:29:49
It sounds like your hard drive has died. If your comfortable with self repairs, open up the case and see who manufactured your hard drive, then go to their website and downlaod the diagnostic tools for that drive.

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#4
June 23, 2011 at 11:32:11
yeah i can do that. is that it? that will fix it?

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#5
June 23, 2011 at 11:58:44
No it won't fix it, it will tell you if the drive is bad. If the drive is bad you will need to replace it.

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#6
June 23, 2011 at 12:00:55
i also have another computer an hp and it loads about 30 seconds into windows and shuts off.

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#7
June 23, 2011 at 13:02:46
If it shuts off completely then I'd suspect heat or power problems - take the side off the case & give it a good clean to remove dust, also check all components are securely attached, for the power problem the only real alternative is to try a newer power supply.

If it stops loading and then restarts, in a loop then try running chkdsk from a DOS startup disk.

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