We have got a machine in bad state. We were just moving it in and had it on rollers to position it. The machine incidentally dropped a couple of inches and hit the cement on one corner. When we repositioned it and turned it on, we got a hard disk failure before the system ever loaded.
Not sure of the order of stuff we did, we tried many things in desperation.
1. Hit the del key and loaded default bios values and or cmos values, that git same hard disk failure
2. Unplugged the hard drive disk, plugged it back in, same results
3. looked at hard drive disk plug again, it was loose, plugged it in all the way
4. the machine went further in startup this time, it did the machine check and returned not running, then it gave a C>> command prompt at blue screen
5. tried #4 repeatedly, same results
6. uplugged hard drive cords again and replugged them in, this time we got taken to the basic page of the dx32 menu, it gave us prompt that lm??? (not sure what the name was, but f9 needed to be hit to reinstall) software was not correct and it need to be loaded again. we hit f9 and it told us nothing was compatible
7. since then, upon restart, it only takes us to the machine check...not running menu and presents a c prompt line
We cannot seem to locate any backup discs. It is a dx32, dos 6.20 (written on the hard drive), 1997 machine.
Any help and input would be greatly appreciated.
We had problem with BP EZ Path lathe. We moved the lathe and lost the hard drive. We ordered a new hard drive(Disk-On-Module) from Electro-Mechanical Integrators, Inc. We haven't installed it yet, but we were told it would fix our problem. You can find them on the internet. Good Luck