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    Default Gateway 2000 won't get past BIOS screen

    Gateway 2000 P5-75 (Pentium 50mhz) with AMIBIOS

    This computer did work (and well) for me at one point but now it's not booting. It detects the Hard Disk (WDC AC2700H) ~700MB, however when it goes to boot from the HDD nothing happens.

    The BIOS screen shows:

    Code:
    AMIBIOS (C)1992 American Megatrends, Inc.
    BIOS Version 1.00.10.AX1T
    
    
    049152 KB
    
    Please Wait...
    
    Keyboard....Detected
    Mouse.......Detected
    
    Hard Disk C: Installed WDC AC2700H
    ...

    Then nothing.. no failed to boot message or anything. Any ideas? Hard drive sounds like it spins up ok, no knocking/clicking, etc.

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    Will it boot from floppy? Could be a corrupted boot record on HD.

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    Goo thought will give this a shot tomorrow. Have a favorite DOS boot/diagnostics disk?

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    Welp I only had a few 3.5" floppies around here (I have tons of 5.25") - and apparently they're all bad because I can't write a boot disk. Ordered a few "new" ones, fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullvalue View Post
    Welp I only had a few 3.5" floppies around here (I have tons of 5.25") - and apparently they're all bad because I can't write a boot disk. Ordered a few "new" ones, fingers crossed.
    If every disk the drive is reading/writing is failing, the problem is more likely the drive than the disks.

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    While I would tend to agree with you, the only 4 disks I had were all found in the trash, so....

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