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Computer cant write to C:

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speedinsaxo

Registered
Joined
Oct 14, 2002
Location
Fareham
Was surfing the web and an error message "unable to write data to disc C" came up as the page was loading. Computer then froze and asked me to reboot. During reboot process error message searching for boot record came up on C and then on floppy drives.

Scandisk screen came up and wouldnt start. About 15 seconds later error message "creative SB 16 emulation driver not loading" came up and nothing more.

Switched off and on and same again. Any ideas?
 

ThePerfectCore

Red Raccoon Dojo
Joined
Mar 1, 2002
Location
Texas
You = F-ed.

It could've been a head crash, although I don't think the thing would work at *all* after that. I suppose you could try to format the thing and run scandisk on it, see if anything went bad...
 

ninthebin

Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2002
Location
Liverpool, UK
that does sound like physical damage...seems to happen alot these days. What you may find is when you come to format it will do like 18% and then stop or something funky like that.

Does it make loud grinding noises or clunking noises sometimes when reading?