Yesterday while playing music and a card game on my computer, a message came up on the screen saying that iexplore doesnt work or explorer doesnt work. It said that it will close all the programs running. When that message appeared the computer froze and had to be restarted.
During restart the following message appeared on the screen:
Boot from CD:
Boot from CD:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
I have since attempted to load windows in safe mode and use the startup disk but without any success. All that comes up is a command prompt. I cannot load windows at all. I have looked in the Windows help file on the startup disk and tried all the options available including running scandisk, scanreg, and fdisk but none of these worked. I have also tried to check the bios to see if the problem could be fixed there.
I believe that the hard disk is not working since error messages appear saying "Invalid media type reading drive C:", however, I do not know how to fix this problem and would like any help that you can provide. The bios cannot detect my hard drive. It may also be a virus on the computer or something else I am unsure of.
I have tried opening up the computer and checking the connections to the hard drive without any success. I have tried to shake the hard drive a little as well.
Thanks for reading my post and for any help you can give.