My computer-box done broke!
March 5, 2006 10:31 AM Subscribe
My desktop PC, which has been working happily for a year, has suddenly refused to boot - I get prompted to insert boot media. The two SATA hard drives aren't detected in the BIOS (as they used to be). What should I do to work out the problem and fix it?
posted by wilberforce to computers & internet (14 answers total)
I'm fairly techy, but more of a software guy, and this is the first computer I've built, so I'm not really sure what to do. I don't think the two hard drives have both failed at the same time - that would be pretty unlikely, and I haven't seen the intermittent errors that tend to foreshadow a drive failure. (Does this mean that I'm looking at a motherboard failure?)
I think I've checked all of the connections between the power supply, motherboard and drives. I don' t have another desktop that I can put the drives into to see if they're still alive. What next?
Details of the system:
ASUS K8V motherboard,
1 80Gb SATA HD,
1 200Gb SATA HD (not in a RAID array)