|This seems to be a continuation of problems which I posted about earlier but thought resolved. ("XP won't Boot") Computer has been running fine for months|
Last night my computer went to XP standbye screen while unattended and upon my return would not wake up.
I turned it off and restarted but it froze up upon starting IE7 and OE. After a protracted wait, it would not unfreeze so turned off and I started it again
This time, I noticed that it is not detecting my D Drive (same one I thought was bad before but subsequently reinstalled and it has worked for months. It had been obtained when the orginal D drive seemed to go bad).
This time, it would not boot up and gave a message: "Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk, then press Enter"
I did not, turned off again and tried again whereas computer stalled at "CD Boot"
Turned off again and left over night. Pulled cable from D drive and system booted up.
Shut down normally, and put cable back to D Drive and system booted recognizing D drive. D Drive is completely accessible.
The IDE cable was replaced the last time I had similiar problem and I had assumed it was the problem after the D drives (both the old one and the new one) worked.
Fans on power supply and CPU are both working. Power supply is OEM 330 Watt.
Computer dates to Feb 2003.
No hardware or software changes have been done in three or four months.
Using Avast AV, CCleaner, A2rd, Eusing Reg cleaner. C Drive Defraged 2 months ago.
Thanks for your attention.