|After a disk defrag using the windows defragger, my laptop computer will not boot.|
After a bit started trying to install XP Pro over again, says it cannot find the disk to use. says there is a disk identity error with both the hard drives in there. "No disk to use; QDMA not loaded".
I did a diagnostic from the BIOS setup and the main drive failed, said it failed #1- 07. The other passed both short and long test.
I am able to boot into safe mode with networking and can access everything from there, go online, etc.
oh, i also tried system restore "said it could not help me) and booting to Last Known good confi - no soap.
If my drive is dead, how come i can boot an use my whole computer in safe mode? if it is the hard drive, can i just find one on ebay and plug it in?
I am not that experienced, but I can follow directions and am intuitiuve. I really could use some help. Thank you.