HELP me please, have a dos screen error

How do I fix this?

Looks like there is a problem with the F drive?


geek_mr_lovebug, Mar 29, 2:01 pm

Chances are that the drive is dead, but check this thread:

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 29, 2:23 pm

Thanks for that thread, I will have a closer look at it now.

geek_mr_lovebug, Mar 29, 2:26 pm

Check it's plug and cable.

geek_mechnificent, Mar 30, 8:59 am

It's not DOS. DOS was an O/S that hasn't existed since WinXP.
There is a command line, but it sure isn't an o/S itself, nor DOS.

Faulty drive anyway.

geek_lythande1, Mar 30, 1:48 pm

is F drive a separate drive or a partition on your only drive, it maybe just the mbr is corrupted, easy fix if it is

geek_skin1235, Mar 30, 3:19 pm

LOL, dang sure it's not a Windows message.

geek_mrfxit, Mar 30, 3:26 pm

The hard drive is a stand alone hard drive.

Am going to run some tests on the hard drive when I get the spare minute or two.

geek_mr_lovebug, Mar 31, 3:34 pm

if it's a single hard drive run windows "Disk Management" and clear F drive from there.
i.e from run box, type diskmgmt.msc and press enter

geek_d.snell, Mar 31, 4:29 pm

thanks for that d.snell

I will try it tomorrow (when I get back to the computer).

geek_mr_lovebug, Mar 31, 7:23 pm

check it even spins up, would not be the first drive binned because the power cable had shat itself

If it were mine after checking that it does spin up I'd reboot with a linux live disk and check if linux can read it - if it can then the issue is not with the drive, its with the file system on the drive = back to corrupted mbr

I'd do this before clearing or playing with disk management, it can delete the entire drive faster than you can say 'fek I shouldn't have clicked on that'

geek_skin1235, Mar 31, 7:41 pm

The funny thing is that the drive is reading and writing no problem (to my knowledge).

Still will do some checks on it all.

Thanks for the help guys.

geek_mr_lovebug, Mar 31, 7:53 pm

Do you have a bootable copy of "Spinrite6" & any of the Manufactures diagnostic tools.
I have found a few times in the past that simply letting Spinrite check the drive has sometimes been enough to correct the issues even tho Spinrite didn't find any faults

geek_mrfxit, Mar 31, 9:28 pm

Also, if it's a desktop, you wouldn't have a USB flashdrive accidently left in a USB port?

geek_d.snell, Apr 5, 9:59 am

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