|IDE Primary and Secondary not detected at start up in Bios. Error message states media test failure, check cables (This is a laptop Notebook from Gateway 7320GZ). Computer was hit with virus/false app; removal of virus/false app was impossible, it would not let me load and run anti virus program; I removed Hard drive, hooked into another Notebook and ran anti virus program scan (Nortons) and was able to remove the virus and a few others that I was not aware of from the drive. Once done, I re-installed the hard drive. At this point, the error message showed up and the drives did not appear in the Bios settings. I have tried another formated drive ready to accept windows installation (I have a recovery disc), but as stated, the IDE Primary & Secondary|
(Hard Drive & Optical Drive) are not decected in Bios. I pulled the Bios Battery then reinstalled hoping to clear the Bios, but this had no effect.