Any help with my problem would be greatly appreciated.
my story: Last week I purchased a student liscence copy of XP Pro through my university and started backing up data to DVDs incase anything died while the upgrade was installing over 2000 pro. Now, I noticed the system running kinda sluggish after burning a DVD, so i decided it was best to restart and let it reload itself as that seems to fix a lot of errors, but alas, it did not. The computer simply refused to allow me to restart. I unplugged my usb hub, and it went back to windows. I thought, "better make sure this isn't a fluke" so i restarted. This time it would not come back.
I used Knoppix to burn my files to DVD and formatted my drive and installed XP Pro on it. Now, I use 2 drives. An 80gb S-ATA and a 300gb S-ATA. Currently, I have the 300gb sata drive disconnected. Whenever I connect it ot the system as the secondary drive, the computer will not load up, it says "Invalid partition table, press any key to continue" and just repeats that message. It runs fine with the drive disconnected, aside from the blue screen memory dump warning i was getting. I reinstalled the most recent catalyst driver and that seemed to fix that problem.
I would like to get that other drive working again as it has quite a bit of useful data on it.
Is my motherboard dieing, like the SATA controller, or what? Any help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.