Have had a small issue for a couple of months with my pc starting to boot then switching off and rebooting itself when it gets to the windows start up, when it re starts it gives the message disk boot failure. after a couple of times switching on and off it would boot up fine. This maybe happend a couple of times a month so no real big deal (backed up data). thought it maybe the hard drive on its way out.
But now it wont boot and gives disk boot failure all the time.
On the bios screen it will not detect the HDD. Primary ide drive - None. The only things listed are the cd drives.
I have taken the hard drive out and tried in another pc and it booted up to a NTFS screen testing disk, it went through the process had lots of orphaned files and then went into windows no problem. Thinking this may have cleaned the HDD i put it back into my pc and straight away got disk boot failure, with no drives detected. Now not to sure what the issue maybe.
All the fans come on so there seems to be power.
I havent tried re installing windows yet. didnt want to cause more problems.
It is an old PC but has been a work horse with no issues other than a graphics card update.
Should i just let it die gracefully? lol.
AMD Athalon 4200 duel core
Maxtor hard drive 250gb
Asus sli delux eayz. mobo
Any thoughts would be greatfull.