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Old 05-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Black Screen of Doom

Hi -

I have a major headache with my PC.

I clean installed windows last week. During the install, it got stuck - so i switched the power off and on, instead of resuming the install, my PC said something like "setup cannot find harddrive". Now i have no OS and no way to install an OS. I have tried loading optomised BIOS settings and booting from XP floppy boot disks but it doesnt work. After i power on my PC, it runs POST and then just goes into a black screen. Is my PC doomed?

If it's something to do with my Hard Drive, i have a:-

PCIE to SATA II / IDE Raid controller. My computer was custom built though, so im not sure what to do.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Reset your BIOS back to default settings. See if that helps. Use a 3rd party format tool like DBan, KillDisk, GParted or other to reformat the drive.

Can you boot from a CD at all?
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