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18 January 2004 @ 01:24 am
SOC (Save Our Computer)!  
Help!! Everyone available to help!!

I send this distress call on behalf of Brandon, whose computer decided to act up and break itself while he was gone for a mere 15 minutes. If you're awake and have any computer help to offer, IM me and I'll talk to him via telephone.

Here's what's happening:
Brandon installed a new hard drive and video card this evening. He rebooted, and everything was fine. Windows and all that shit. He then took me home. When he came back, his screen said there was some sort of "boot fail" message. On rebooting, no improvement, it didn't seem to be able to read his old drive any longer. He took out the new drive, but now it's reading his only hard drive as "primary slave", and won't boot because it can't seem to understand it's the master.

This is urgent, as Brandon NEEDS his computer, and I know many of you out there need him, in some way. Please help us if you can.

VERY APPRECIATIVE,
Mary Ellen
 
 
Mood: distress
 
 
 
the ill-tempered cavaliergillen on January 18th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
Has he tried to change the drive assignments in his BIOS settings? It could be a BIOS problem or it could be a physical problem of jumper settings on the drive or it could be the drive's location on the cable or it could be a boot sector problem on the hard drive itself.