Can't find Harddrives? (Virus or hardware problem?)
one of my computer just suddenly died yesterday and i am trying to figure out what the problem is
My XP has totally died, it just give me the blue screen saying there is a problem and might be virus and ask me to scandisk. But I can't do that as it just stuck at the blue screen unless i reboot
when i boot the computer, it says "Detecting primary master drive: WD....., Detecting primary slave drive:WD........, Detecting CD drive:....."
Usually when it is normal, it doesn't have the word detecting to go with it. After detecting for a few seconds, it would say "Primary slave drive fail" even if the drive is found above. Sometimes same thing would happen with the master drive.
This is very weird, i thought its a virus problem and i am trying to scan the comp from my 98 (C drive). If the master drive fail, then i won't be able to access 98. If works sometimes and if it doesn't, i just boot until it works (the drive is detected).
I am not sure if its a virus problem and hardware problem. It seems like the comp has trouble detecting the harddrives for some reason.
Can anyone help? Thanks
First Built Computer:
Antec Plus1080(SOHO File Server)+430w
Intel P4-3.0E 1M Cache
Asus P4P800-Dlx i865PE,800FSB Dual DDR400
WD 120G-8MB Buffer
LG 16X DVD
LG GSA4082B DVDRW 8X +/- Black
ATI Rdeon 9600XT 128M
512MB DDR PC3200