Missing or corrupt IDE controller
Posted on 2005-04-13
Hi folks, My son has done it again.
motherboard asus p4p800-e
hard drive samsung 120g
256m ati graphics card
1gig ram, xp pro
He installed a cabinet program which I have on my computer running well. Then copied some files from a friends cd-rom in his dvd drive to the cabinet program folder as they are used with the same program.
He started to notice that the system was starting to slow down so he rebooted and realised he had forgotten to take out the cdrom out in his dvd drive. It would then not load up and tried various things but to no avail. I have tried to use the repair console but no go, I have also tried to reinstall over xp but it gets so far and stops everytime. I have tried to install the bios update from the asus site on the net, even though the floppy is first boot device it isn't working. I am getting the message that there is no drive attached to the fastTrak controller, no bios installed.
I am starting to think my son has killed another motherboard.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Am am also wondering if is a virus as he has asked me to copy everything from the other partitions before I do anything with the drive, but if it is a virus then I don't want it.