Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:54 PM
ive been asked to look at a pc that wont run. its a dell PC here running windows XP home.
when I turn on the PC i get this message -
"discette drive 0 seek failure" press F1 to continue.
when i press F1 it loads to the XP loading page, then just loops and does nothing.
i have tried loading it up in safe mode, but again it gets stuck, but this time on a light blue screen (with nothing else on it).
would this be a hardware problem? the pc looks like its had a hard life (keys missing on keyboard, loads of dust inside the case, dints and scratches on the case too).
I can also get to the settings (is this bios?) but as you can probably tell i havent wanted to venture too much into this incase i really screw things up.
anyway, do you guys have any ideas?