okay....and the desktop PC that is down.......it was purchased/manufactured in 2010?....is that correct
Which would make it about 6 years old now.
Yeah it would make sense that a hard drive would fail at about this time.
Do you use it often? Do you leave it ON most of the time?
Even if you didnt do these thigns....it coudl still fail after 6 years.
Yeah, that error message is saying that it cant find the Windows Operating system BOOT files. Which means that th ehard drive is off line......or the drive is corrupted.......or broken IN SOME WAY.
But it says this in a basic way because only the System motherboard works, because the Operating Systema (Windows) is offline (not working, or open, or running....however you want to look at it.) and that only has simple error messages like it cant find boot files. It wont come out and TELL you the drive isnt working......for all it knows......there isnt a drive connected......i mean if it doesnt recognize, or spin up, or work at all.
So.........yeah, you HAVE to put a new hard drive in the computer.....then and ONLY THEN can you put Windows back on the drive, and get the computer working again.