Mr Alpha...thanks for the help, but I fixed this problem late last night. I will put how I did it.
I removed the battery from the motherboard and left it out for about 30 minutes, sorta "resetting" my BIOS. And after I plugged the battery back in and powered it up...BAM!!!...there was the hard drive, looking all pretty in the BOOT LIST!
I hope this helps with some future problems some people might have.
So you can totally ignore my moment of triumph. When I went to get all the security updates from Windows Update, (I had about 60 or so to download) An error message kept popping up saying that "this file has been replace with an unrecognizable file." And then it said something about the path it was trying to find wasn't there. It was something like "C:\windows\servicepack files\......." don't remember the rest. But I looked for it and I couldn't find it.
AND THEN....after all the updates were installed I would reboot the computer and it would load up to the black screen with the little green loader bar and right before the GUI would load it would reboot. I can't start it in safe mode (of any kind) the "last known configuration" doesn't work AND "Start Windows Normally" won't do anything either.
If by chance I CAN get it to load up, when I try to do the next set of updates, it tells me that it can't load the page because the "Automatic Updates Service, BIT Service, or Event Log are disabled". When I look it turns out that the Automatic Updates Service is the one that has been disabled and it happens every time the computer is rebooted.
I would also get these popups for some registry cleaners. I think http://sys32.com
was one of them. How the heck can a fresh install ALREADY have something like adware/malware there? Is it possible for a virus to infect the BIOS or Motherboard?
PLEASE HELP SOMEONE!!!! I don't want my friend's computer to become a paperweight.
Edited by ckstrong01, 10 November 2006 - 06:33 PM.