Or a power supply has aged, the motherboard capacitors are bulging/leaking... But your post is much like you calling your car mechanic and telling them "my car won't start".
Hi, just wondering if anybody can help.
When I start up my pc I get a black screen and in the top left hand corner I get a message saying " pc failed to boot, insert 'boot' diskett".
I have a restore disc, but that would put my pc back to factory settings I think?
To get it to boot up at the moment, I have to turn off the power at the mains, wait a few sec sand turn it on again, then it boots up ok.
Power connected through an anti-surge multi socket.
Some has sugested that it could be that the 'boot' sector on my harddrive is corrupt or has bad sectors?
Any help on this matter would be most welcome.