|I woke up and checked my computer for e-mails. I opened my windows explorer to view a file and noticed my cd/dvd drive was not recognized. The night before I had a game inside that I was playing without a problem. I reinserted the game disc and my cd/dvd drive was not recognized by my system.|
I rebooted my pc (which normally resolves these type of issues) and I took note on my bios that it didn't register my cd/dvd drive. Therefore I shut down my pc and reconnected all of my hard drive cables plus my cd/dvd drive cables.
I have three hard drives: 2 satas (320 and 160gb) and 1 ide (160gb). The cd/dvd drive is additionally sata.
The 320gb sata hard drive is relatively new (1.5 months old) and I've had a love/hate relationship with the brand (WD). Anyway after rebooting, bios could recognize everything, and then when it came to boot up I had the following error, "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK. HIT OK."
I've reset my boot up options where in the past it was 1) CD, 2) HDD, 3) Nothing. Now it is 1) HDD and 2) CD. It has no impact. The error still occurs.
I've replugged and check my sata cables and they're functioning as intended. My 320gb hdd is the one installed with the OS. Do you think after a short and moderate usage of the hard drive that it became corrupted and unusable?
I appreciate any suggestions as I am completely drawing on straws here. I've ruled out this must be a hardware issue as everything was running and being fairly stable for the past weeks. Here's hoping I don't have to do a repair/reformat (again).