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Computer Disabled After Attempt to use Recovery Disk

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#1 RedYellowBlue


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:55 AM

My computer has a partitioned hard drive. It was built by a friend who can no longer help me with it. I began having some problems with graphics programs, such as the computer freezing or cursor sticking and jerking whenever I tried to import or export or save graphics (I'm an artist; I use Paint Shop Pro and Picasa in conjuction with Word, Outlook, etc.). The problem (as far as I can tell) isn't space. The C:\ drive is less than half full.

As more of my programs became difficult and sticky to use, and as the problem was not solved by ScanDisk, Defragging, or discarding Temp Folder, I decided to attempt to use the HP Recovery Disk as advised by friends. I didn't want to run FDisk, as I didn't want to lose my data. I found myself in EZ-BIOS (not sure exactly how...it was a simple menu). Here's what it says:

EZ-BIOS: Initializing...
EZ-BIOS: Hold the CTRL Key down for status screen or to boot from floppy...
EZ-BIOS: Continuing Startup...

Starting Windows Millennium

Following file is missing or corrupted: A:\IFSHLP.SYS

Type the name of the Windows loader (e.g. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD)


So that's what it says, and I don't know what to do. I use my computer for my work, and this is really hurting me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 thedon57


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:13 AM

Hi first of all A drive is floppy it is either looking for a floppy or the file that should be on floppy is missing, or corrupted. but what file? also where A is on its own that is waiting for you to put y/n then enter.

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