Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-7VRX
I just installed another 160GB hard drive (6/7/05), had Windows running that night, and the next day, booted up my computer on 6/9/05 and it started to boot normally, but when it got past the BIOS and controller card BIOS (Promise Ultra 100TX2), the PC speaker beeped, which is unusual. I think the first time, it tried to load Windows, but then restarted. The next time, it went through the same routine, except it gave me the option to boot in safe mode, normal mode, etc. I tried all the options with no luck. I kept getting that screen, but then I started getting "load needed DLLs for HAL" Eventually I got an error that said "NTLDR is missing" This means Windows is corrupt, right? I didn't want to reinstall Windows and/or format the drive, so I tried using an old blank drive and wanted to install Windows on that so I could back up data on the first drive. The first couple times I tried installing Windows, it didn't even get to the installation, it was just hanging on the same screen for longer than usual. I tried restarting, but now I get a BSOD that says my motherboard is not ACPI compliant and suggested a few things, which I tried, but didn't work. One being flashing the BIOS. I flashed the BIOS close to a year ago to the most recent final version, but there is a beta, which I tried. The flash utility copied the BIOS off the disk, but when it tried to start erasing the BIOS chip, it didn't look like it made any progress, for at least 15-20 minutes. I reluctantly restarted my computer, but it still does the same thing, I tried flashing it one more time, but nothing. Not sure what else to do, any advice would help a lot! Thanks.