I got a computer that worked just fine...tried to load Civilization III...for some reason..it didn't work. That's not the problem, ever since then when I turn on the computer, the BIOS will recognize the HD (The HD is a Seagate Barracuda ATA II) and attempt to load Windows XP (Home Edition) and go so far then a "blue screen w/writing" appears VERY briefly. I can't even see what it says because it happens so fast, then the computer reboots. Now, on reboot, the BIOS will no longer recognize the HD and then comes up with No Operating System found.
After I shut down the system and let it sit for a few minutes and try again...the same sequence happens.
I have taken the HD out of the one machine and connected it as a Slave to my other system. I was able to get into the Slave drive only once..but now I cannot. When the computer tries and loads up..it too has a hard time trying to read the drive from BIOS as a secondary drive.
I don't know if this drive is gone bad...or has a virus or what. I do know that it does seem to get pretty warm pretty quick...even with the case open...not sure why on that one.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.