Hard drive Error on Boot Up
Posted on 2008-06-18
my computer began to give BSOD when i using computer. the only time i could avoid BSOD is when i booted to safe mode. then i figured out i think that the hdd was going which was causing BSOD. but i was in safe mode, running disk defrag to try to fix BSOD errors when in the middle of defrag, the pc went into BSOD again!!!! arrrrrggghh!!!
so upon rebooting, i get this new error - "Primary Hard Disk Error
Press <f4> to RUN Setup"
i cannot get around this part because i would like to boot to Hirens Boot CD so i can run disk checker or whatever. i press f4 and it goes into BIOS where i can see HDD in BIOS (though the name looks a liitle goofy, got some weird characters in there), In BIOS i have boot from cd first but for some reason BIOS checks to see if HDD is there first and comes up with error above. IS there a way around this error?
i tried to connect HDD to external HDD but nothing shows up in My Computer in working PC.
anyone have any ideas on how to fix? its a MAXTOR drive 40GB fireball 3, ATA/133 HDD.
thanks for ANY insight.