Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:56 AM
An improper BIOS flash can render your system useless. This can even be caused by power fluctuations during the flash process.
As Budapest suggests, the most important thing now is to do a backup! This'll preserve any data that you may be in danger of losing.
As for the hard drive, first try one of the free, bootable diagnostic tools available from the hard drive manufacturer to test the hard drive for problems.
Also, ensure that you've loaded the appropriate drivers for your hard drive (mobo/chipset drivers and the SATA driver (if SATA equipped)).
To see if it's the BIOS, I'd suggest trying another hard drive in the system to see if you can get it to properly install Windows.
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