|First off, Hello everyone, I've been reading some of the threads and there seems to be a lot of helpful people out there so I hope my computer can be saved.|
Last night I left my computer downloading overnight. It was a steam game, however when I turned looked at it this morning I noticed that the borders of the windows folders and things like that were all grey, almost exactly the same as windows 98. Before I left my pc on please note that I tried to download a NOCD crack for warlords battlecry 3 so I wouldnt need to continously put in the cd because my cd drive has alot of trouble opening. I'm unsure if it was a virus but I have downloaded cracks from that website before and they all worked so I doubt it.
Now for the restart. As it started up it goes past the POST screen onto another screen with lines of numbers and verifying something down the bottom. Once this screen passes there is just black, no Windows loading logo or anything like that. I tried booting it into safe mode and everything like that, last known config. All that happens is there is a black screen. So I put in my Windows Disc, did a system repair. Restarted, same thing, black screen. So after searching many forums I found several on this forum that showed how to do a chkdsk check so I completed this using the windows disc and it said that it found 1 or more errors that were repaired, so I restarted it but now I cannot even get into the f8 menu to try boot it into safe mode.
I then took out my hard drive and put it into my brothers computer which was working normlly. His power supply can online have 1 hard drive at a time so I replaced his Hard drive and booted the pc. It started and got to the second screen with the lines of numbers however at this screen it said system disk error or something, please insert windows disc and press enter.
I then tried plugging his hard drive into my computer and the exact same thing happened as before with the black screen after the second screen with lines. Also with the inability to enter the advanced startup menu.
At this current stage I have spent 8 hours trying to fix it with no changes at all so I m giving up for the night seeing as how I have run out of conventional options and forums to check.