Suggestion to HDD not being detected in Asus motherboard

July 14, 2013 at 03:06:59
Specs: Windows XP SP3, AMD double core 2200x2/1 GB in all 4 slots
I came across the post of December, 2011 now (July, 2013) because I faced a similar problem in a Asus board No.A8V.VM and I think I know that the problem arose after a virus attack therefore I want others to know about it.
The above mentioned board was running windows XP and a new video card required net.Framework 2 or above to function which was downloaded from Internet and loaded But a virus came along with the Net. framework file and made some changes to memory, even though Deep Freeze was installed but only drive 'C' was frozen, and after that on reboot the screen showed somthing like "no bootable disk found insert a bootable disk and press any key"
There was no problem with the hard drive, cables, power supply or any other hardware fault.
The hard drive had to be 'low level formatted' to remove the virus from hard drive. The virus it seems settled in the Ram chips and caused all sort of problems on subsequent attempts to load an OS (windows XP).
This post is just for information although I am not a computr expert but I think I have discovered the the cause of HDD not being recognised.

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#1
July 14, 2013 at 03:20:11
"This post is just for information although I am not a computr expert but I think I have discovered the the cause of HDD not being recognised"

Thanks, this is a common problem with infections over recent times.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.
XP - D to Delete the selected partition
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
Vista - Drive options (advanced)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/1...
W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
W8 - The complete guide to a Windows 8 clean installation
http://i.imgur.com/2FOd60C.gif
http://i.imgur.com/pm8d5Xm.gif
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...
Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...


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#2
July 14, 2013 at 04:20:06
I very much doubt that the infection came with your Net Framework download, unless you downloaded it from somewhere other than Microsoft (which was unwise if you did).

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#3
July 14, 2013 at 23:21:48
You might want to post a link to the thread you're referring to.

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