At first I was able to open in safe mode and therefore I was able to back up all my files from both computers.
Then I was not able to even open in safe mode. I got the error "Primary Master Hard Disk Error".
I purchased a new hard drive to try and reinstall the OS and it still gives me the same error.
Sometimes it detects the hard drive and sometimes it dont. Well BIOS always detects it but when I run SeaTools sometime it doesn't detect it.
It is plugged into SATA 1 and my CD/DVD drive is in Sata 2.
When rebooting it now says:
Auto Detecting SATA1...IDE Hard Disk
Auto Detecting SATA2...ATAPI CD-ROM
SATA2 : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40N NM00
Ultra DMA Mode-5
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured.
Press F1 to resume.
I am confused though because I don't know what the USB mass storage device is. I only have the HDD and the cd/dvd drive.
After pressing F1 with my Windows 7 disc in the drive, I push INSTALL NOW and choose Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and press "next" it asks me what drive I want to install windows on and there is no drive in the list. ALERT SAYS: No drives found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation.
I can click a link that says "refresh" or "Drive options (advanced)" or "Load Driver". Refresh does nothing, drive options does nothing, and Load Driver pulls up a window that has this message: To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.
NOTE: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
Then I can push the browse button, OK button, or cancel button. If I press OK a message box pops up: No Device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.