It started last night when I noticed that my volume control icon was missing from the task bar on the bottom right side of the screen. So, i decided to reboot my computer and thats when my adventure started. The reboot was going as normal. I saw my ASUS P5B-E mother board flash screen, my bios flash and CD/DVD optiarc install screen, then it went to a black screen with a blinking cursor. After looking on the net for some time, I found some guidance saying to load the XP disk and run disk repair "r". That did not work so I did the following:
I then exited and rebooted without the disk.
After completing the above steps, I no longer get the black screen and I finally get to the WindowXP pro flash screen. However, from there I get into a reboot loop. After a couple of loops, I get a "secondary master hard disk error. Press F1 to continue". AFter pressing F1, i get the error again.
I'm running XP pro on a dual 2.4.