Then received a message from Panda antivirus that a virus had been detected. I clicked OK (probably the problem) and then it restarted, but went into a re-start loop. I have tried to restart in safe mode, last known good configuration, ect. I tried to re-load Windows from the disc, but set up did not recognize a hard drive. Then I got into the Bios and am now running a self test on the HDD. The first, Quick Test, succeeded and now it is running a second more comprehensive test. So, it looks like the Bios recognizes a HDD.
On one restart I did see a blue screen flash for an instant but could not read the error. There was very little printing on there. Not as much as usual on a blue screen. There was, perhaps 3 lines. I tried to stop Windows from restarting upon a crash but have not seen the blue screen again.
Any thoughts? I am about to go buy a new HDD.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by boopme, 24 August 2010 - 06:33 PM.
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