Sec. Master Disk : LBA, 320 GB ... DDR2 at Bank(s) : 0145 Sec. Slave Disk : None IDE Channel 1 .Master Disk HDD S.M.A.R.T capability... ENABLED (at first it said disabled but I enabled it not sure what it does) PCI Device Listing... bus dev fun vendor device svid ssid class device class 0 26 0 8086 2937 1458 5004 0C03 USB 1.1 Host Cntrlr 10 etc... lots of stuff similar to the last line
After trying to turn off and on my computer a few times I tried to enter safe mode by pressing f8 but it wouldnt go to that screen like normally just would go to that same black page with all that text. Then I tried going to the bios and changing the boot order to different things.. Then tried changing any settings in the bios that might make it work. In the bios I also did the auto detect HDD and it was able to detect the hard drive. After that I opened up my computer to listen to the hard drive to make sure it was making weird noises like it was damaged.. it sounded normal like the rest of the stuff running in my computer. Then I asked some people what they thought was the problem and they said it wasnt a hard drive failure like I thought but some virus that corrupted system files or something. I then tried to use avg / kaspersky booting from a flash drive but... I got some "syslinux no default ui or configuration error" so wasnt able to test that. They suggested I use my windows CD to repair.. but I lost that CD so wasnt able to do that and not 100% sure what exact windows version I had I just know its windows vista x64
What I am planning on trying next is to try to format my USB or whatever to be able to boot properly some free OS to maybe try to repair my system files with some anti virus... no idea if that is possible.
Anyway.. still not sure if its a harddrive failure, some really bad virus.. or something else. I also want to know do I have to have the exact windows version to repair properly? Like would I be able to repair with a windows vista x32 when I have windows vista x64? OR.. will windows vista x64 home premium work with home basic (not sure which I had). OR.. would windows 7 laptop repair cd be able to repair my windows vista x64 (I already tried and I couldnt get it to work but still wondering)
I wont be able to buy a new cd for like a week so would rather do something else to fix it faster...
Edited by jay000, 16 December 2011 - 02:53 PM.