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#1 Dacar92

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:17 AM

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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#2 Dacar92

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:36 PM

I installed a new HD and received the same error from Windows set up. No HDD is detected. I ran the Bios diagnostic for the HD and the memory and both ran successfully.

Any ideas?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:26 PM

Now that you have a new Harddrive and it's no longer a malware isue,I will move you to the Vista forum.
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