I think I have picked up a virus despite having Avast. I turned on the PC after a shutdown and it wouldn't get past the Windows logo to the logon screen (it was just a blank black screen). I also couldnt get into safe mode.
I tried to reload Windows (XP Home OEM) by booting from the CD and wiping my hard drive.
Windows Set Up loads the files and then examines the disk configuration. It gives a list of partitioned & unpartitioned space on the PC as follows;
78160 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi
(setup cannot access this disk)
So, I am unable to set Windows up as it doesn't seem to recognise my hard disk (80gb). Is this something to do with the bios?
The PC was originally set up by a friend of a friend so I don't have much of a clue when it comes to this type of PC problem wheras I am ok with Software etc...
Can anyone help please or will I need to call someone in?