Boot sector problems

Question

While trying to boot-up my system my hard drive starts making clicking noises(sounds like a frog croking). The system will boot-up (ocasionally),but when it does I get several error messages. One of the messsages will say- While initializing An I/o subsytem driver failed File-.\IOSBsys is corrupt or system is low on memory. Another message is- Disk boot failure, or Disk Write Error unable to write in disk C Data or files may be lost. I suspect a virus, my computer if 3 yrs old.

Thanx in advance

Answer

This question was answered on September 11, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

It sounds like your read/write heads might be crashing, or you might

have a problem with the boot sector on your hard drive I would trying running some hardware utilities like scandisk or defrag to

see if this will straighten out your problem.

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on September 11, 2002