I have a old computer in which I need to recover files from and when in the process of running Mini Tool I got a blue screen and shut the computer off. The blue screen also happened yesterday and we were still able to reboot. Now when the screen pops up in black it provides me information pertaining to the disk such as
Diskette Drive A : 1.44M, 3.5in Serial Port(s) :3F8
Diskette Drive B : None Parallel Port(s) :378
Pri. Master Disk : None DRAM Type :DDR SDRAM
Pri. Slave Disk : None SPD On Module(s) : Yes
Sec. Master Disk : CD-Rom, UDMA 2
Sec. Slave Disk : None
then it shows device listing and so on and after that at the bottom a few seconds after it says
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
After that I press ALT, CTRL, DEL and it provides me with this information
****ward Medallion BIOS v6.0, An Energy Star Ally
Copryright © 1984-2002, Award Software, INC.
Asus A7V8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1014 Beta 002
**ward Plug and Play Bios Extension v1.0A
***itialize Plug and Play Cards
**P Init Completed
Dectecting Primary Slave None
Dectecting Secodry Master...... TSSTcoprCD/DVDW TS-H552U
Decting Secondary Slave ...... None
Primary Master Drive Fails.
Press F1 to continue, Del To enter setup
After that I enter Del and I am in BIOS I believe and when set to Auto it detects the name of the hard drive which is ...... Currently it does not even take me back to the second screen so I cannot verify the disk name I can though verify that five minutes ago it did recognize the drive in BIOS once I changed from Auto to HDD and When I switched back to Auto it did not allow me to go back to BIOS through the other screen.
Now about this computer it was in the hands of someone else and I did eventually find out that they stole and deleted some of my files. When I booted the computer up I noticed there was two different drives a C: Drive and a E: Drive. The C: Drive had about 37GB and the E: about 147GB, I do not know the reason for there being to different drives, it could be to attempt to make it difficult to recover files or because we were networking the computer.
Also there is a disc stuck in the CPU in which I cannot eject. I tried through Windows and the CPU. Any help is appreciated and please do note that there are files in which are important and I am trying to recover.
Edited by hamluis, 13 February 2016 - 11:20 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.