Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:42 PM
Hello everybody, I'm having a bit of a problem with my computer right now.. it would be nice if I could get some help, I've been trying to research stuff for two or three days now but I can't find anything.
Whenever I start up my computer everything goes fine until it gets to the Windows XP Loading screen, then it crashes.. that's not what I really need help on though because I'm pretty sure I know why that's happening, pretty sure I have a virus. I've also tried to boot my computer in safe mode and it crashes right after I try that.
Whenever I try to Repair/Install a new copy of my Windows XP I get this message, "Examing 114471 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi...".. It holds there forever, I let it hang for two days and it didn't move at all. My current hard drive is a Seagate Baracudda Model 8T3120026A..
If that hard drive is broken oh well who cares.. I have another hard drive.. but my computer doesn't detect it.. I plug it in exactly the same way as my old hard drive with the power cable and the IDE cable or w/e its called, I don't plug in the jumper cable because my computer always crashes right when I start it and I can turn it back on unless I change the power somehow.. but I dont need the jumper cable for the hard drive I'm using now.. this hard drive is Western Digital WD1200 120GB IDE hard drive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.