I am working on an Acer Laptop that won't boot up. I keep getting the error message 0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0.
I booted up with the Windows Disk and re formatted the Hard Drive, I then installed Windows and all seemed fine, I turned it on and off several times that day to check it was all ok and it booted up everytime without the 0200 error message.
I then came to turn it on the next day and I got the 0200 error message again, I went into the BIOS and changed the boot priority order to put IDE 0 first, after doing this it booted up fine, again I turned it on and off all day without any error messages.
I came to turn it on yesterday to check it and guess what, the 0200 message was back. I checked the BIOS and IDE 0 was still the first boot priority.
I am completly confused by this, I don't think it is an error with the Hard Drive as I was able to format it and get it working and then the next day I was able to get it working by changing the boot priority order in the BIOS.
Just to be sure I put in another Hard Drive which is working absolutly fine and I still get the 0200 error message.
The only thing I have noticed is that where it puts the name of the Hard Drive in the BIOS, it is giving me a very strange name!
Serial Number : ```MP2wMBXDGvLwSH
It also had a similar name when I installed the other Hard Drive with lots of ````` in the name. I have never seen this before on a Hard Drive name.
Can anyone make any sense of this problem as it is completly baffling me. I have looked online but so far found nothing to help me rectify this problem.
Any ideas or help would be much appreciated.