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GuGa 0 Question by:Gu_Ga Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google LVL 31 Best Solution byrid Dell provides HD diagnostic program for this laptop. I suggest you try to download and run this. Stay logged in Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. Join and Comment By clicking you are agreeing to Experts Exchange's Terms of Use. his comment is here

Please upload a file larger than 100x100 pixels We are experiencing some problems, please try again. Running scandisk as mentioned in another answer will probably not fix the problem. I have tried 4 different boot disks for windows 98 SE and have even tred to boot straight from the cd. There were 312 lost clusters in 14 chains, ScanDisk saved the chain of lost clusters as files.

Since Win 95 version OSR2 or later and the original Win 98 supports an earlier version of FAT32 partitioning, you MAY have problems if you install Win 95 on an existing It is a new motherboard. Board index The team • Delete all board cookies • All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ] Get VirtualBox Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group By any Please copy the URL and create a new question in this topic area for the other Experts to whom you wish to award points.

Can you recover stuff from a PC that has been factory reset? It also has an earlier version of FAT32 support. When the Dell logo is on-screen, press CTRL-ALT-D and this should launch internal harddrive diags. You can get all the way through Setup even if the Boot Order settings or similar in the bios Setup are not correct for the hard drive the operating system was

Report • #10 Tubesandwires March 10, 2010 at 12:08:26 "The error was when I was prompted to restart at end, when I clicked the restart button at the end of the Want to Advertise Here? I have done nothing to the hard drive to prepare. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000929.htm It will tell you whether there is a working formatted disk present, but the error message is appearing before the operating system even starts to be loaded.

Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. Solved Disk I/O error. Wakeup: I had Win98 OS on this laptop. Join & Ask a Question Need Help in Real-Time?

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Computer Newbies forum 8 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions icon Microsoft Update Catalog Works With Any Browser [Security] by aefstoggaflm271. The error was when I was prompted to restart at end, when I clicked the restart button at the end of the installation, it failed and got the I/o error. No, create an account now.

Remove the floppy diskette or CD from the computer and put it back in and press any key to continue. this content Recreate the bootable diskette or CD you are attempting to boot since the disc may be bad. Now, I do not think my install cd is OSR2, because it does not state that, and it only says "Now with USB Support...". Next thing I did was I got a win98 setup disk and created virtual drive d: (I think).

Below are different recommendations to try before assuming the diskette, disc, or other disk is bad. Make sure no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer since the computer may be trying to boot from a non-bootable disk, which may cause this error. However, you deserve credits too as i have learned quite a few thing about harddrives in here. weblink Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc.

I CTRL+ALT+DEL and F2 to get to setup, although I have no clue about computers, but that's the only button has worked. Public Mobile $40 - 4gb LTE [CanadianBroadband] by rainor94322. good luck :) do a full scan if it lets you..

Sometimes this is referred to as a "low-level format", which it probably isn't in all cases, but that is a debate in itself.

and how do I do that? READ MORE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. ScanDisk did not patch the cluster. Unfortunately, this is often an indication of a hard drive failure, follow the hard disk fail recommendations for additional steps in troubleshooting this issue.

Dont worry, sometimes you can miss it, just try again. i keep it at 128 mb... That would be printed on the CD's surface. check over here However it is showing that you have an error: "ScanDisk encountered a data error while reading cluster 2.

the processor is too fast for the OS...?http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...was a brief discussion re' the problem.And a trawl via google/yahoo etc. You can only upload photos smaller than 5 MB. You will have to fit a replacement drive. 5) The hard disk is faulty. I'll get back soon with more updates. 0 Message Author Comment by:Gu_Ga2003-02-14 Dear Experts, Thank you very much for all of your input!

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