Issue with Hard Drive
Posted 18 November 2006 - 10:32 PM
Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:44 PM
Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:49 PM
Can you tap the F8 key
You should be in the Windows Advanced Options Menu
There may be an option to Disable Automatic restart
Select it and try restarting again Normally
If you get another error message, see if you can write down the whole message and post it back here
Did you put the CD in the drive
Also, it won't even let us re-install windows or repair it.
Then go into the bios and switch the booting order to CD first?
You may have to reboot the computer twice after saving the change in the bios
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:01 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:05 AM
EDIT: Ok I got it to get into the advanced menu.
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:07 AM
Only leave the keyboard, monitor, mouse hooked
EDIT>>I didn't see your edit
Choose to Disable Automatic restart>>Also choose Last know good configuration
Is the harddrive detected in the bios?
Is it set that way now?
already tried that like 5 times today
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:12 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:23 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:26 AM
Not that it is malware related, but can you do the following for me
Download Hijackthis from my signature below
SAVE it to your desktop
Double click on hijackthis_sfx.exe on desktop
Click the UNZIP button>>OK the prompt
This will self extract to C:\Program Files\HijackThis
Delete hijackthis_sfx.exe from desktop
Go to START>>RUN
Copy>>paste the following to the open field, then hit OK
This will open the Hijackthis folder
RIGHT CLICK on Hijackthis.exe and select SEND TO>>Desktop (create shortcut)
You can now run Hijackthis.exe from the new shortcut placed on your desktop
Double click to run Hijackthis.exe
Do a "SCAN and Save a Log file"
A log will open in Notepad
Copy and paste the WHOLE contents of the log here
Can you also Right click on MYComputer icon
Left click Properties
Give me system specs please
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:29 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:30 AM
Can you also make sure you shut down >>disconnect all periphials not needed connected to the machine
Did you Disable Auto Restart on system failure, if that option was available?
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:33 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:43 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:50 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:21 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:33 AM
Did you just add some?
Make sure the contacts on the memory are clean
Try removing the memory and just stick in one stick at a time
If it won't boot with just one stick in it, remove that one and try another one