My Computer won't boot. Please help!
My computer won't boot up normally, but I can get it to boot in safe mode. I have found by making it confirm each step in startup that if I "enable SMARTDRV disk cache" then it doesn't start, but if I click no on that step, it boots up fine.
Also, when I ran scandisk/all, it said "Scandisk encountered a data error while reading the FAT entry for cluster 1249947"
When I start my computer, it cycles through the first two screens normally, the bottom off the second screen says something about "something something DMI data", then it goes to a picture screen of a Windows ME logo, and stays right there. The blue strip at the bottom keeps fading/moving across the bottom, but it won't boot past that screen.
I have ran PCCillin start-up disks, I've scanned for viruses and found nothing but Adware. I've tried running Setup.exe from my CD, but it says it won't do it because of the errors found.
And if its any help in your diagnosis, this started yesterday after I shut it down as it reloaded the desktop screen. I bet my improper shutdown jammed something up.
Do I need the SMARTDRV cache? or FAT cluster 1249947?
I can PM my phone number if it would help expedite repair. Thanks to all,