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After doing an upgrade to an anti virus package (CA), on rebooting I have got a 'invalid system disk' error message. As I thought the upgrade to the antivirus has somehow corrupted my OS, I fdisk-ed the partion, re-formatted and re-installed only to get the same message.... Simile, with a spare drive I have got the same issues occur (the re-install always falls down when it re-boots and comes up with 'invalid system disk'.

The drives are PATA. I have 2; both are Western Digital with one being 120GB (WD1200JB) and the other 80GB (WD800), but currently I have only the 120GB connected (no jumpers). Both drives have at least 3 partitions on them.

I'm using a P4 2.4Mz with a single 512MB stick of DDR RAM and the Motherboard is an Intel D865GLC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanx
 

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No there is no floppy in the drive.

My BIOS is recognising the Hard Drive, but it can not boot to it. As I mentioned above, during the re-install of W2K after the installation has copied the files and the machine re-boots I get the 'Invalid System Disk' Error.

I have re-written the master boot record (fdisk/mbr) in case it is corrupt, but this makes no difference whatsoever.

I get the feeling there is something terminal with this machine.
 
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