I hope this is the right place to post this question. I am helping a person with a hard drive change. He told me that the reason the old hard drive crashed was because of a virus
he may have got from the Internet. Well he got this other hard drive from someone and now I am setting it up for him. The bios will autodetect it fine but will not boot to it. One time I got a harddrive failure error but only once. Ive set the jumper to master. I looks like it cant find boot record or something and then goes to the "A" drive and makes the "A"drive make funny noises and will not boot to a boot disk.
I took a known 540 harddrive of mine and put it on his system and it booted once and ran fine. After that it now has the same symtoms. Is this a memory resident virus that has tranfered itself to the other harddrive. Can anyone identify and fix this problem.