Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:55 PM
I am trying to get a friend's computer working again.
It is a P4 Dell compact format running XP, 512 meg ram, SATA HD, and IDE DVD drive.
She called me about it being slow and thought it had a virus. Sometimes it would hang and not shut down sometimes she would have to start it multiple times.
I got it home and started running Malwarebytes and it blue screened. I tried to reboot and got unmountable drive. I replaced the SATA drive the bios recognized it and I started loading XP. When it rebooted the first and started to run XP I got unmountable drive.
1) Could it be the controller. The IDE DVD Dive works.
2) Could it be something else hardware wise? Bad memory maybe?
3) Could I have another defective drive? New? I know unlikely but what else.\