Cannot load DOS!

Samsung Spinpoint f1 1tb hard drive
December 2, 2009 at 09:02:40
Specs: Windows XP, e6600/3GB Kingston
OK, I have been getting messages on start up saying that my hard drive status is bad and needs replacing. I've been to samsungs website and have downloaded their disc utility programme, which says to boot from the floppy disc and run in dos. However, when booting on the disc, I'm told 'Cannot load DOS! Press any key to retry'. Anyone have any ideas as to what to try?

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#1
December 2, 2009 at 10:02:06
post a link to the program you downloaded

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#2
December 2, 2009 at 11:10:35
sorry about that, I'd meant to add it earlier:

http://www.samsung.com/global/busin...


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#3
December 2, 2009 at 11:28:50
Did you prepare a bootable floppy disc first, and then copy the Samsung diagnostic to it?

"Execution

* ES Tool is a DOS based utility so it is needed to prepare a bootable 1.44-MB diskette in advance.
* Download ES Tool.exe on the diskette prepared from the internet.
* Reboot the system by above diskette.
* Execute the program by typing A:\> ES Tool.exe in DOS prompt.
* Please Back-up your data before executing this program."


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December 2, 2009 at 11:32:13

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#5
December 2, 2009 at 13:08:19
cheers guys for the help. Once i'd made the disc bootable (duh.... :S) it was plain sailing. shame the hdd is buggered though. Good old 3 year warranty to claim then!

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