hard drive full p.c. wont start

  newk4 14:32 15 May 05

my son has a hewlett packard brio ba410 he has used up the small hard drive.
when he was playing a game, and it tryed to update windows the error message an illegal operation has occurred and it will now shut down.
the computer will not start now even in safe mode or with the reload c.d. in.
please advise on how i can restart so i can delete some of the games on the hard drive??

  Diodorus Siculus 17:28 15 May 05

Do you have a floppy drive?

What operating system?

With a bootable disk from, for example, click here you may be able to delete some files. It will depend on your os and the format of the hard disk (FAT32 or NTFS).

  blowworm 17:56 15 May 05

Hi all,

Running win98 se Task scheduler is on the task bar all the time from boot, even though Ive gone into msconfig>startup and unticked it.

Also on boot the second "starting win98" screen hangs for aeons about 80-90 seconds before getting on loading. I used to untick something somewhere which cured this but can't recall where, it was something to do with networking (microsoft) of dial up adapters?

I would be most grateful for any help on these issues.



And hope sunday luch went down a treat still waiting for mine!

  blowworm 17:57 15 May 05

Apologies 4 that.


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