Disk boot failure

  ginty 08:57 01 Nov 2005

I have just experienced a disk boot failure and did try a boot from CD using my Windows XP professional CD and choosing repair, but I then get a message telling me there is no hard disk?
I have nortons virus and firewall and my CPU is an AMD Athlon 2600+. This is the first real problem I have-had any suggestions as I cannot boot up and there is definately a 80Gig hard drive which has been working normally for the past 6 months.

  PC Bilbo 09:05 01 Nov 2005

As always try simple things first. Have you checked the internal connections haven't worked loose? Is hard drive detected in BIOS?

Suggest try thse and post back.

  noddy2121 09:07 01 Nov 2005

sounds like you hard drive has gone pal, what brand is it?

is it making any clicking sounds or any other funny sounds?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:13 01 Nov 2005

Hard disk checks before you condemn it
click here

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