First off, I'm fairly ignorant about computers.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be wrong with my hard drive?
Won't boot, will work as slave.
I clicked a shortcut to Firefox and the browser window opened but froze before the homepage had loaded.
Cntrl/Alt/del didn't work so I pressed the little reset button.
I heard a beep, then saw the first page of white text (checking for memory size and offering the option of pressing Del or F11, etc). This page of white text disappears after a few seconds and is momentarily (0.2 of a sec?) replaced by some more white text (too fast to read).
Then the monitor goes black and nothing else happens. No sign of the Windows XP startup page.
I tried a few times.
I took the hard drive out, removed its jumper, and connected it as slave in an old pc. I was able to access the drive and backup my most important files. And before everyone has a go... I do usually back up to an external drive, but the missus had problems with her Mac and has swiped my backup drive. I know, it's shocking, she just plain nicked it. Reformatted and everything. Sheesh!
I'm thinking about trying a repair from the disk (if I can find it). But is doing this likely to remove any files? I can't try replacing drivers as I can't get the pc on.
Edited by Wibbit, 07 September 2009 - 03:44 PM.