Build a PC PC cant find hard drive.

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I downloaded a game from download.com. Installed it. Clicked the icon to start the game and "poof" I get the "your computer is shutting down to protect itself" blue screen.

I tried to repair windows but it tells me it doesn't appear I have *any* hard drives, which is making me wonder if it's a virus or maybe hardware... I can't even reformat with a new install of windows because of the same issue.

However I ran some diagnostics from those scary DOS-looking screens you get to from the boot/setup commands, and it says there's a drive there.

(I cant get to windows through safe mode or last config either)

Any ideas/suggestions?
 

tdeg

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Might not be a virus/trojan, just could be crappy programming.

Try a Windows Repair off the install disk.

You might loose some data though.
 
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