Ciaran Johnston <cj at nologic.org> a écrit :
> > What I want is some sort of programme that will
> > execute from XP that will nuke the entire disk
> > in the hope that the MBR will be reset and that
> > it will restart using the devices set in the
> > boot sequence of the BIOS - i.e. CD first.
> The MBR is on the disk, so the BIOS has already
> decided what it will boot
> from by the time it gets to the MBR.
> If you want to eliminate the HDD as a source of the
> error, just remove it physically from the laptop
> andthen try to boot from a CD. If this doesn't
> work at least you know the fault is nothing to do
> with the HDD.
That's good thinking - I was just working along the
lines that since it appears to have been the recent
reinstall of Windows XP that has messed the thing
up in the first place, maybe getting rid of anything
bootable (even a now-defective XP) on the disk
might get the BIOS to "fallback" on the CD.
But your idea of removing the disk altogether is
the same principle, so I'll get onto that this
evening and report back. Thanks for the idea.
plinehan at yahoo.com
Tel: (00 353) 86 864 5772
Envoyez avec Yahoo! Mail. Une boite mail plus intelligente http://mail.yahoo.fr
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!