OK guys, my computer is even more screwed now. Need help-here is an abridged and cleaned up version of a chat I had with purge this morning asking his advice. Any help would be great!
soo...my computer is f**ked? ok short storypurged
I had very little time when i got home, pulled the sound card and decided to do a format and reinstall
no problem eveyrthing was working, but I forgot something and needed to exit out of the installation before is started because I wasn't sure which hdd to format and clean install too-that no issues, computer booted fine-restarted to boot from cd, selected the option and the computer froze-reset, and let it go-and got this message
"searching for IDE Raid configuration" happened right after post
I restarted again, happened again, restarted again let it sit and went to bed-this morning, still frozen there
and...I have no IDE Raid
and I didnt change anything other than the boot order, and I changed that back
so, you are smart, and my computer is broken
I would go into the bios and ensure that if you have a RAID controller to disable it right there.
but I never enabled it but I will try it-could my mobo or cpu be dying sirpurged
: are you looking to upgrade?
is that it?
install XP. see if it crashes (since you're on a fresh install anyways)
I guess I could do that, but I would have to reformat to do that or get into windows, and right now I cant do either cause of that hangpurged
: have you tried booting into safe mode?
cant get to that option, hangs before then-literally right after it posts the HDD/CDS
get into bios, document your settings. then reset bios
yeah load optimized defaults?purged
: whichever. it may be that your RAID controller is fucked.
So does anyone else have any other ideas since I cant try this for 8 more hours? Thanks guys