Cause – Occurs if Windows is unable to access the volume containing the boot files.


Step 1 – Shut your PC off.

Step 2 – Check and verify all hard drive/disk cables are firmly connected to both the motherboard and disk drive.

(Note – Older IDE drives such as ATA-66 and ATA-100 should be using double density 80-Connnector Cables, instead of standard 40-Connectors.)

If the cables are secure and the correct type and you still experience the problem try the following.

Step 1a – Boot from your Windows CD or Bootable USB Flash Drive and Click the repair your computer.

Step 2a – Click DOS prompt

Step 3a – Type chkdsk /f and press enter.

Step 4a – Remove the Windows CD or Bootable USB Flash Drive and restart.

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