today when it ran it ended up freezing at 80 percent. it sat for a while and i didn't know what to do so i just turned my computer off.
when i tried to reboot it, right after the blue hp boot screen it went to a black screen and said "bootmgr is missing press crtl + alt + delete to restart"
the first thing i tried to do is use the vista recovery disc. the first problem i had is when i clicked on repair computer, my operating system doesn't show up before i click next. this happened to me before and it didn't seem to matter, i had to fix the bootsect or whatever.
i figured this was the same problem before so i tried the same commands again.
f:boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all -force or whatever the command was
it said it repaired it but when i tried to delete my bcd is said it didn't exsist, i tried to rebuild it again but it says it was successful.
my computer still didn't work when i restarted it, i ended up going into setup and saw that my main master drive wasn't there. the drives listed
(i have 3 hard drives just to clarify)
slot 1 - unused (when i click on it, it says that there's 0 megs in it and everything is empty)
slot 2 - maxtor hard drive
slot 3- unused
slot 4 - wd hard drive
slot 5 - dvd drive
as you can see there's supposed to be a drive in slot 1, i even went to the boot sequence menu and it wasn't listed. i even unplugged the other drives and it didn't seem to do anything.
i also ran a diagnostics check and it didn't show up either. when it finished scanning it said "error code biohd-3" no boot drive detected.
i used partition wizard so i can boot into something to see what drives i have, it said that my c: that's marked active is only 137gigs with about 40 gigs unallocated. that obviously isn't right since my c: is supposed to be 320 gigs.
my computer is only 6 months old, could the drive really have died like that over night? hopefully there's a better explanation for all this, i can't afford to reformat or have my drive sent in for repair.
i'm not sure what other info you need, here's my computer stats.
windows vista home premium
amd 64 duel core 2.2 ghz processor
3gig of ram
320 gig hard drive SATA (master, not sure what brand it is)
250 gig maxtor IDE (slave)
160 gig western digital SATA (slave)
please help, thanks
Edited by deathx88, 28 March 2010 - 10:52 AM.